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 to Staff - 12/8/17: I am pleased to see that there have been many celebrations and acts of goodwill taking place in the SCSD already this holiday season.   Bellevue students and families took part in a Winter Wonderland event on Tuesday , where they caroled through the neighborhood around school and gave homemade ornaments that students made in art classes to some of the families. They wrapped up the evening with hot cocoa and cookies and the opportunity to visit the Bellevue Holiday Shops. What a great ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 12/1/17: The holiday season is officially here, and I am pleased to report that Porter students Haylee Zobro, Raven Parrott, Tiara Coleman, Lorene Semida, Briana Cruz, Adelena Lazore and Miracle Campbell – along with Ed Smith student Kaden Clark – were invited to help light the tree in Clinton Square as winners of Mayor Miner’s Holiday Story Contest! I look forward to sharing more stories of how #SCSDCelebrates as the month goes on.   This week, we hosted another successful ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - Thanksgiving 2017: I want to wish all of you and your families a Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope that you are able to spend some time over the break with family and friends and enjoy all that you are thankful for.    I am extremely thankful and grateful for all that you do every day for the students and families in the district.  It is because of you and all of your hard work that our students and families are able to be as successful as they are.  I am also very thankful for the generous ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 11/17/17: This week, Grant Middle School students, thanks to Charter Communications and Congressman Katko, welcomed a panel of veterans as part of a ‘Take a Vet to School Day’ event. A panel of veterans shared their story with students and then took part in a question and answer session. This was a great opportunity for our students to show appreciation for veterans and become #SCSDCivicReady and I was honored to observe the event.   I also appreciated the opportunity to visit with ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 11/9/17: This week provided us with a great opportunity to take part in professional development and Parent-Teacher Conferences. Unit 11 staff took part in training from HelpPeople and learned about Culturally Responsive Education ; 4 th grade teachers learned about soils, rocks and landforms in Science PD ; ENL teachers engaged in data analysis ; Corcoran staff experienced a math lesson in Arabic to understand the perspective of their ENL students and more. At Dr. Weeks, students even took ownership ... more >>

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