SCSD Board of Education Names Jaime Alicea Superintendent of Syracuse City Schools

The Syracuse City School District Board of Education has voted to formally name Jaime Alicea Superintendent of the District. Mr. Alicea has served the Syracuse City Schools for more than 30 years and has been acting as Interim Superintendent since August 2016. He is a life-long educator who has worked on behalf of the students of the SCSD as a teaching assistant, teacher, vice principal and principal, Chief Operations Officer and more. The Board of Education was unanimous in support of Alicea’s appointment, which will become effective immediately.

Mayor Stephanie A. Miner issued the following statement upon the appointment of Jamie Alicea as Syracuse City School District Superintendent.

Syracuse Mayor Stephanie Miner visiting a kindergarten class at the Syracuse Latin School

“Congratulations to my friend Jamie Alicea on his appointment as Superintendent by the Board of Education. Jaime has demonstrated a clear vision for the district. I appreciate his partnership everyday as we work towards greater student achievement, continued excellence in teaching, and engaged parents. This is the formula that will make our district stronger.

“We have seen SCSD make important gains in the past several years, including graduation rates exceeding 60%, expanded career and technical education offerings, and the reconstruction of buildings through the Joint Schools Construction Board. I look forward to working with Superintendent Alicea as we continue the progress of our school district and help our students and families thrive.”