Written by Syosset-Jericho Tribune Staff Thursday, 12 September 2013 00:00
During her 11 years as an Instructional Technology Specialist, Linda Alesi helped to create a high-speed wide area network that brought multimedia interactive learning environments to every classroom in the Valley Stream Union Free School
District. Alesi now brings her tech skills to Jericho, as the district’s new Director of Technology, along with three other new administrators.
“I want to help create a student-centered, technology-enhanced learning environment in which students, staff and community are able to effectively use technology with confidence and competence creating seamless integration of technology into all phases of the curriculum, fostering lifelong learners,” Alesi said. “Through the use of technology, various learning styles will be addressed so that all students can learn and achieve success in a diverse society.”
Alesi worked three years as a Video Conferencing Program Specialist at Nassau BOCES and five years as an adjunct professor in the Educational Technology Department at Long Island University.
Signing on as the new high school assistant principal is Dr. Dagoberto Artiles, who served as Principal of the College Preparatory Academy for Math and Science in the Hempstead School District for three years.
“I am looking forward to working with the entire Jericho school community to continue making Jericho High School an outstanding school that focuses on both the students’ academic and social growth,” said Artiles.
Before his employment in Hempstead, Artiles worked for 11 years in the North Rockland Central School District, where he served seven years as Assistant Principal at North Rockland High School.
Michael Hahn, who has worked in both the private and public sector of the Facilities Management field since 1987, joins the district as the Director of Facilities. He has spent the past 13 years working in the School Facility Operations environment, approximately 10 of which were with the NYC Department of Education.
Robert Seaman Elementary School also welcomes new principal Ivy Sherman, who has been an elementary administrator for the past 20 years. Sherman spent the past 10 years in the Baldwin School District as an elementary principal where her school became the first Blue Ribbon School in Baldwin. Prior to that she spent six years as the principal at PS 139 in Brooklyn and four years as an assistant principal in District 22, also in Brooklyn.
While working in the New York City public schools, Sherman was one of 25 principals city-wide selected by the chancellor to train new principals on how to run an effective elementary school.