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 Alicea on NewsChannel 9's Newsmakers: Don't miss this video of NewsChannel 9's 'Newsmakers' program , featuring Superintendent Alicea. In the video, Superintedent Alicea discusses graduation rates, his literacy initiative, the importance of parental engagement and more.   Click here to view the video. more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 10/13/17: I am glad to see so much community engagement throughout the District this year. This week, we saw our most-attended Board meeting in recent memory, and this kind of engagement is key to supporting our students as we continue to improve our district and Strive for Success.   On Tuesday, McKinley-Brighton hosted its 7 th annual Walk to School Day event to teach students about safe walking routes, the importance of walking in groups and more. On Wednesday, Van Duyn welcomed families ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 10/6/17: October is National Principal Month, and I wanted to take a moment to thank all of our wonderful principals for their commitment and dedication to our students and families. Throughout the month, we will be highlighting principals on social media – at the nomination of their vice principals! I hope you’ll join me in commending them on their ongoing efforts to help our students and staff Strive for Success. Click here to read the first feature, highlighting Corcoran Principal Tara Jennings ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 9/29/17: This week, I was pleased to continue school visits, stopping by ELMS, Van Duyn, Dr. King, Westside Academy at Blodgett and Seymour. I remain impressed with the new strategies each of our schools are using this year to help improve school culture, support students and staff and Strive for Success! I look forward to assisting you in keeping these efforts going as the year goes on.      Recently, I shared that our Grant Middle School students and teacher Sandy Francis were ... more >>
Superintendent's Message to Staff - 9/15/17: As we enjoy lingering summer weather this week, families in Florida, Texas and neighboring areas are recovering from Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. I encourage you to assist Ms. Francis at Grant Middle School in donating money, toiletries or school supplies for her effort to help students at Liberty Academy in Victoria, Texas. This is a school with only about 200 students who are all recovering from the impacts of Hurricane Harvey. Students are especially in need of soap, wash cloths, toothbrushes ... more >>

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ITC P-Tech Brochure
High School Choice Booklet
HCA P-Tech Brochure
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