The William Floyd School District has appointed Stacey Scalise, Ed.D., to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Elementary Instruction, Administration and Pupil Personnel Services, effective July 1, 2015, announced Kevin Coster, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District.
In this newly expanded role, Dr. Scalise will report directly to Mr. Coster and serve as a key member of the district office senior leadership team. She will work closely with and supervise all elementary administration in the district’s five elementary schools, including supervision of the alignment, implementation and assessment of the pre-kindergarten through fifth-grade instructional programs. Additionally, she will oversee the central registration, guidance and special education departments, as well as the parent-child-home program and the federal grants coordinator.
“Dr. Scalise is a highly-valued member of the district’s leadership team and has excelled in various roles during her career at William Floyd,” said Mr. Coster. “She brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the position and will be an asset in her new role.”
Throughout her 20-year career, Dr. Scalise has served as a special education teacher, chairperson for the Committee on Special Education, a staff developer, principal of summer programs and for the past nine years as an assistant director of special education, where she developed and cultivated programs for special education and general education students, supervised faculty and staff for optimal instructional performance, compliance and more.
“Over the last 20 years I’ve been greatly invested in the work we do to prepare our students for the future,” said Dr. Scalise, who is also a William Floyd alumna. “We have a wonderful group of highly-dedicated faculty, staff and administration, and it’s an honor to work alongside them and serve the district and community in this new capacity.”
Dr. Scalise earned her BA in Psychology from Stony Brook University, MS in Education from Dowling College and her Ed.D. in Administration and Supervision from St. John’s University. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between special education programming, socio-economics and ethnicity on student achievement in reading and mathematics. She holds New York State certifications for School District Administrator and Special Education (birth through 21).