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 12/6/19 Superintendent's Message 12/6/19: This week, the Wladis Law Firm and Wladis Companies, Inc. donated more than 11,000 free hats and gloves to Syracuse City School District students ! This event began in 1997 at Seymour Elementary and is now in its 23rd year, now reaching all Pre-K through 8th grade students in the Syracuse City School District. Please join me in thanking the Wladis family and all who contributed to this wonderful cause. Our students were so happy to receive their new hats and gloves!   I was also pleased ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 11/22/19 Superintendent's Message 11/22/19: This week, it was wonderful to see so many opportunities for families to get involved across the District. On Tuesday evening, I hosted a meeting of the Superintendent’s Parent Council . I always appreciate hearing feedback from families and sharing relevant information with them.   On Wednesday, many Ed Smith families attended the school’s annual Inclusion Showcase. This event is a great way to celebrate all students and their talents, and also a great way to show the school’s ... more >>
Superintendent's Message 11/15/19 Superintendent's Message 11/15/19: I hope everyone had an enjoyable holiday on Monday and took time to thank and honor our veterans.  I would like to personally thank all the veterans we have working in our district for their service to our country.  As you will see in our video this week many of our students and staff spent time working on projects to pay respect to the veterans in our community.  These types of projects really show the best of our students and staff.   This week our building leaders once ... more >>
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 >>

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Supports for Students Presentation 5/24/18