Superintendent Jaime Alicea

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 Superintendent Alicea here.
School News
Superintendent's Message 1/11/19 Superintendent's Message 1/11/19: First of all, thank you for your patience and understanding with regard to the snow day yesterday. I know that by the time the announcement of our closing got out, there were students and staff who were already on their way to their respective buildings. As I expressed earlier this week, we do our best to make these decisions as early as possible, with the safety and best interest of our students and staff in mind. On occasion, the changing nature of the current and forecasted weather can lead to ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 1/4/19 Superintendent's Message 1/4/19: Happy New Year and welcome back! I hope your new year is off to a strong start. I look forward to hearing the continued stories of #SCSDSuccess as the year continues.   In case you missed it, over the holiday recess, PSLA at Fowler EMT student Najib Ahmed received some special attention on social media. Najib was recently able to help an injured stranger thanks to the Stop the Bleed training he had received through his EMT classes at school. In case you missed it, take a moment to check ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 12/21/18 Superintendent's Message 12/21/18: Across the district, students and staff have been celebrating the holiday season with special activities to help spread goodwill and cheer. Corcoran’s Discipline School Culture (DSCT) Team visited Loretto yesterday to deliver holiday cards, sing carols and speak with residents; Henninger students visited Huntington to provide gifts and candy to young scholars there; and Nottingham students caroled through the hallways of their school!   Kindergarten students in Ms. Cleveland’s ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 12/14/18 Superintendent's Message 12/14/18: The holiday season is a time for giving, and I wanted to take a moment to highlight just two of the many projects happening throughout the district that show how #SCSDGivesBack! At Dr. King, students in the Junior Cadet program, led by Mr. Twan Gyder, hosted a coat drive to benefit Dr. King families as well as the Salvation Army. At Van Duyn, pre-kindergarten students, led by Ms. Valerie Escoffery, collected new pajamas to donate to Huntington Family Centers through the Pajama Program. I am ... more >>
Superintendent's Message - 12/7/18 Superintendent's Message - 12/7/18: Our Department of Fine Arts received a special gift to start the week: a donation of more than $3,000 from Terakeet ! The money will be used to purchase musical instruments for students. In addition to a check, Terakeet staff also donated two guitars, a trumpet, a flute and a clarinet to Clary Middle School for student use. We appreciate the generosity of Terakeet and all who contributed to support #SCSDArts!   On Thursday, thanks to the Wladis Law Firm, students across the SCSD received ... more >>

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Supports for Students Presentation 5/24/18