District Welcomes New Assistant Principal

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The district is pleased to announce the appointment of Christina Alicea-Cosme, a new additional assistant principal at Shaw Avenue Elementary School. Ms. Alicea-Cosme was officially appointed at the district’s board of education meeting on May 20. 

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling welcomed Ms. Alicea-Cosme to the district and shared her background with the community. 

“Ms. Alicea-Cosme is someone who is a learner and has a great expertise in literacy,” said Dr. Stirling. “I know she will be a great asset to our school and our school community.” 

Since 2016, Ms. Alicea-Cosme has served as an assistant principal at the Children’s Lab School in Queens, where she has embraced various roles including New York State test coordinator, technology point person, teacher evaluator, hiring committee member and school safety committee member. Prior to her assistant principal position, Ms. Alicea-Cosme was a kindergarten teacher for more than 10 years in the New York City Department of Education.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brooklyn College in Early Childhood Education, a Master of Science in Education degree in Teaching Students with Disabilities in Early Childhood and an advanced certificate in Educational Leadership from LIU Brooklyn in School Building Leadership and School District Leadership. 

“I am excited to begin the next journey in my life together with the Valley Stream 30 School District,” said Ms. Alicea-Cosme. “I look forward to building relationships with students, teachers and community members. I am looking forward to supporting the district’s vision and educational approach by working as a team player alongside my colleagues.”