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Shaw Avenue School Gets Two New Assistant Principals

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Two new members are joining the Shaw Avenue Elementary School team in Valley Stream District 30. Nyree Whittaker-Roth and Ashley Lemmo will take the reins as assistant principals for the upcoming school year.

Mrs. Whittaker-Roth and Mrs. Lemmo will serve alongside Principal Christopher Colarossi. At the Board of Education meeting on June 13, Mrs. Whittaker-Roth and Mrs. Lemmo were unanimously approved to be appointed to their positions and received a warm welcome from the community.

“We are so excited to introduce two new members of our Shaw Avenue family,” said Mr. Colarossi. “Mrs. Whittaker-Roth and Mrs. Lemmo both come to us with extensive knowledge and experience in reading and math curriculums, teacher development, technology integration, family outreach and various social and emotional supports. Most importantly, these two amazing educators are 100 percent dedicated to putting children first and helping them grow into dynamic and compassionate leaders.”

Mrs. Whittaker-Roth has 19 years of experience in education throughout New York City Schools, including serving as the Site Coordinator for the District 29 Pre-Kindergarten Center in Queens and the Instructional Coordinator for Division of Early Childhood in the Bronx. Mrs. Whittaker-Roth received a master’s degree in elementary and special education from Touro College and holds advanced certifications in school building and school district leadership and accessible literacy framework from Long Island University.

Mrs. Lemmo began her educational career in 2016 as a teacher in K131 Brooklyn District 15. She later became the special education district liaison and subsequently the literacy and special education coach for the same district. Mrs. Lemmo received a master’s degree in teaching, childhood and special education from Queens College and master’s degree in childhood mathematics from Brooklyn College. She also holds a certificate of advanced study and educational leadership from the Center for Integrated Teacher Education at the College of Saint Rose.

Date Added: 8/1/2022