The Syracuse City School District Board of Education voted unanimously to appoint Anthony Q. Davis, Sr. Interim Superintendent. Mr. Davis will replace retiring Superintendent Jaime Alicea effective July 1, 2022.
“I am honored to have been chosen to lead the Syracuse City School District through this interim period while the Board of Education conducts a search for a permanent Superintendent,” said Davis. “As a graduate of the Syracuse City School District myself, I am fully invested in our students’ success. Having worked as an SCSD Assistant Superintendent, I fully understand the challenges facing our students, families and staff and I believe that together we are more than capable of overcoming them.”
Mr. Davis graduated from Henninger High School and first started his career in the Syracuse City School District in 1987, where he served as a Teaching Assistant, later serving as a Special Education Teacher; and ultimately, as an Administrative Intern at Henninger High School. In 1997, he began a career in the Liverpool Central School District where he worked for more than 19 years before returning to the Syracuse City School District in 2016, where he served as Assistant Superintendent of Secondary Education and Career and Technical Education (CTE) Programs.
“We are thrilled to announce Mr. Davis as Interim Superintendent of the Syracuse City School District,” Board of Education President Dan Romeo said. “As a graduate of the District and a former SCSD employee, he is the perfect person to lead us through this interim period as we continue our search for a permanent Superintendent. On behalf of the Board of Education, I am confident in Mr. Davis’ ability to lead our District forward in a way that helps lead our students to success.”
The Board of Education has just received the responses for the Request for Proposals for a consultant to lead the search for a new Superintendent and is in the process of reviewing them. A decision and selection of a consultant is expected later this month.