Beloved Shaw Avenue Teacher Appointed to Assistant Principal

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Andrew Canlé, an elementary school teacher at Shaw Avenue School, will serve as one of two new assistant principals for Shaw Avenue, effective July 1. Mr. Canlé was appointed during the Valley Stream District 30 Board of Education meeting on June 17.
During the meeting, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling shared with the community the positive impact that Mr. Canlé has made in the district since entering in 2015 as a general education classroom teacher.
“He is known in our school district, as well as respected for his work as a teacher and his work with students, specifically as an instructional coach for the Math Olympiad team and the NBA Math Hoops program,” said Dr. Stirling. “He is truly gifted in regard to his understanding of technology and its use and how to make an impact on children. I believe he will be a great asset to the administrative team.” 

Mr. Canlé will join a new administrative team at Shaw Avenue Elementary School which consists of new principal Christopher Colarossi and assistant principal Christina Alicea-Cosme, both of whom were recently appointed as well. 

Prior to arriving in District 30, Mr. Canlé was as a social studies and literacy skills teacher at Invictus Preparatory Charter School in Brooklyn and served as the Sixth Grade Level Chair throughout his time there. He holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Master of Science degree in Elementary Education from Hofstra University. Mr. Canlé will receive his advanced certificate in educational leadership from the College of Saint Rose in August. 

He has received numerous honors and distinctions while in the district. This includes bringing the Shaw Avenue Math Olympiad team to victory, placing in the top 10% in the nation from 2015-2019. Mr. Canlé has also led the Shaw Avenue NBA Math Hoops team to first place for three consecutive years. Under his leadership this year, a student attended the NBA Math Hoops National Championship. 

As a new administrator, Mr. Canlé looks forward to continuing to uphold the high expectations and tradition of excellence that the school community embodies.

“Valley Stream has been a community that molded me as a child while attending William L. Buck School and Valley Stream South High School, respectively,” he said. “My experience has been invaluable, and I look forward to moving on to work with the same professionals and community members in the new capacity of assistant principal at Shaw Avenue School.”