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 - 11/9/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/9/18: November is a time when #SCSDGivesThanks! On Monday, our Franklin scholars visited St. Joseph’s Hospital to show their appreciation for the doctors, nurses and staff there. They handed out heart-shaped thank you notes to the staff, and check out this video of students performing a ‘flash mob’ dance as well !   Students at McKinley-Brighton also gave thanks this week, as local illustrator London Ladd visited to speak with them about his profession . A select group of ... more >>
Superintendent's Message - 11/2/18 Superintendent's Message - 11/2/18: As we have struggled with ongoing violence here in Syracuse, we have also seen senseless acts of violence occur on a national scale. Please join me in keeping Pittsburgh residents – especially the Jewish community – in your thoughts and prayers. The recent synagogue attack there reiterates the importance of coming together to do what we can to create a safer environment here at home.   Along those lines, this weekend, the SCSD is partnering with the Syracuse City-Wide High ... more >>
Superintendent's Message - 10/26/18 Superintendent's Message - 10/26/18: In case you haven’t heard, one of our talented #SCSDArts students at Ed Smith School, Amiah Crisler, has been selected to create a mural in downtown Syracuse! Her mural will be titled ‘Lemp Park Pet Forest’ and will be a colorful addition to the downtown landscape. If you’d like to contribute to the funding of the project, organized by 315 Alive, here is a link to see the mural rendering and learn more about the Go Fund Me campaign for the ’12 Murals in 12 Weeks’ ... more >>
Superintendent's Message - 10/19/18 Superintendent's Message - 10/19/18: October is Bullying Awareness Month, and many of our schools are hosting special activities to help show students the importance of inclusion. This week, Van Duyn scholars enjoyed the first of two visits from McMahon/Ryan staff as part of the No Bully Zone program. Students are learning about what bullying is, what it means to be a bystander and how to designate their school as a No Bully Zone! Bellevue students will be enjoying the program, in November – what a great experience for our young ... more >>
Superintendent's Message - 10/12/18 Superintendent's Message - 10/12/18: I am heartbroken to have to report the news of yet another student death due to gun violence in the community. While we are lucky that this violence in the community has not entered our school buildings, these acts of violence still have an impact on our students, families and staff. While we are prepared to help students, families and staff through these periods of mourning, we must be equally as prepared to prevent future tragedies from occurring. As a community, it is critical that we come together ... more >>

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Supports for Students Presentation 5/24/18