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 - March 17: Happy St. Patrick’s Day – I hope you are wearing green today! In the spirit of the holiday, don’t miss this video of community musician Ralph Loomis playing the mini bagpipes at Meachem’s ‘Community Musicians Day’ event this morning.   Despite a winter storm throwing a wrench into our plans this week, there were still many good things happening in the SCSD.   Today, we had two exciting events of note. At Meachem, music teacher Holly McCoy ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - March 10: I would like to thank everyone who has emailed, texted or called me to congratulate me on my appointment as Superintendent.  The response has been overwhelming! Unfortunately, I have not been able to get back to all of you individually, but I am extremely appreciative and thankful.  I look forward to continuing to work together making sure that all of our students are successful.    I’d like to start off this weekly message with a special thank you to Frazer Technology ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - March 3: What a week we’ve had! From our couple days of warmth to winter’s return, I hope you are all staying positive and thinking spring!   Now that March is here, we are in the midst of budget season. On Monday afternoon, the Board of Education hosted the first public budget hearing, and I spent mid-week in Albany meeting with our elected officials to advocate on behalf of SCSD students and families. If you’d like to familiarize yourself with the budget process – or if ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - February 24: I hope you have all enjoyed a well-deserved break this week!   I wanted to take a moment to pass along several important pieces of news. First, Syracuse Latin students raised more than $5,000 for the American Heart Association through its recent Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for the Heart fundraiser. Way to go, Syracuse Latin! I am so proud of the ways #SCSDGivesBack!   If you are looking for a way to cheer on our wonderful students, don’t miss the chance to support #SCSDAthletics ... more >>
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 >>

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