Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea

Interim Superintendent Jaime Alicea has dedicated his career to the Syracuse City School District, having worked his way up from a teaching assistant to Chief Operations Officer over the course of his 33-year career before being named Interim Superintendent.
Mr. Alicea got his start in the SCSD as a teaching assistant at Seymour Elementary in 1983, soon becoming a teacher and going on to act as an Administrative Intern at Fowler High School. He has also acted as Vice Principal at Dr. King School and Principal at Seymour Elementary and Fowler High School.

Learn more about Interim Superintendent Alicea here.
School News
Superintendent's Message to Staff - February 17: In these Friday messages, I always try to highlight the great work taking place by all of our teachers, administrators and staff.  This week, I would like to personally recognize Lia Reistrom, Loretta Poyneer and Shelagh McIntyre for their efforts in possibly saving the life of one of their students.  When Ms. Reistrom realized that one of her students was looking ill, she turned to Ms. Poyneer and Ms. McIntyre for assistance.  Together, they encouraged the student and his family ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - February 10: The snow days delayed this message, but I hope you enjoyed a nice couple of days and didn’t have to do too much shoveling!   Last Tuesday, I enjoyed seeing some of you – and members of the community – at the Southwest Community Center for a community meeting . We have made an extra effort this year to make sure that everyone’s voice is heard and that everyone feels they are a part of the conversation. I look forward to other events like this in the coming weeks ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - February 3: If you missed the Parent University Dr. King Community Celebration on Saturday, you missed a great time! In addition to offering valuable resources and workshops to parents, we also recognized our Youth Unsung Heroes. I was proud to recognize these #SCSDCivicReady youngsters and I applaud Parent University for organizing a great event.   We started the school week with a Superintendent’s Conference Day on Monday, and I enjoyed seeing all the ways our school staff came together ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - January 27: This week, HW Smith students, in partnership with Peaceful Schools, performed in their Enrichment Showcase. In grades K-8, students showed what they have been learning in their enrichment classes, including Building Men, Graphics and Gaming, Dance, Engineering and Nature, Film and Media Arts, Health and Fitness, Musical Theatre, Peace Leaders, Visual Arts and more. I always appreciate seeing how much our Extended Learning Time community partners influence our students in positive ways, and this ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - January 20: I hope you enjoyed your extended weekend. I am pleased to hear that our social studies teachers did a great job of reminding students that the day ‘off’ for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day should instead be thought of as a day ‘on’ for civic engagement. On Martin Luther King Day and beyond, our students are hard at work showing the positive change they are enacting in our community. At Clary, for instance, Ms. Pedrotti helped her students organize a canned food drive to benefit ... more >>

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