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 11/8/19 Superintendent's Message 11/8/19: In case you haven’t heard, three SCSD teachers were recently accepted into the new cohort of the New York State Master Teacher Program! We are fortunate to have so many wonderful educators in our District - congratulations to Ms. Boyce (Roberts), Ms. Essi (Nottingham) and Ms. Mossotti (HW Smith) on this honor!   Thank you to the Nottingham Honor Society for inviting me to speak with them.  It was a great conversation and a nice chance to interact with some amazing student leaders. ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 11/1/19 Superintendent's Message 11/1/19: I hope you all enjoyed a safe Halloween and are eager to start a new month of #SCSDSuccess! This November, we will be giving thanks for all the things that make the SCSD wonderful. If you’d like to share a positive message detailing something you appreciate about the SCSD, email us ( ) or tag us on Twitter (@SyracuseSchools) using #SCSDGivesThanks. I appreciate that so many of you take the time to build a positive culture within your classroom, school or office.   Yesterday, ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 10/25/19 Superintendent's Message 10/25/19: This week, October 21 – October 25, was School Board Recognition Week .  Please join me in saying ‘thank you’ to our Commissioners for all they do. They commit many hours of dedicated service to the students, staff and families of the SCSD, and I appreciate their support!   I also appreciate the support and involvement of the Superintendent’s Student Cabinet. We held our first meeting of the year this week at Henninger, and these student leaders spent several ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 10/18/19 Superintendent's Message 10/18/19: Dr. Weeks hosted a tailgate-themed positive behavior incentive today, where students were invited to play outdoor games. They even enjoyed a special visit from Otto the Orange and representatives from the SU Cheerleading Squad! At ITC, students celebrated Spirit Week , where they wore pajamas, sports jerseys and more to show their school spirit. It was great to see the #SCSDSpirit within our school this week to help keep students engaged as the semester continues on. Ed Smith students and ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 10/11/19 Superintendent's Message 10/11/19: Our building leaders engaged in training this week at Leadership Academies. In case you missed it, two of our principals were featured this week – their students shared what they think makes Principal Nieves (Seymour) and Principal Brumfield (Frazer) exceptional! Keep an eye on our social media channels this month for additional principal features as we continue to celebrate National Principal Month. Mayor Walsh joined our ELMS students this Thursday to plant trees on the school ... more >>

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Supports for Students Presentation 5/24/18