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Lisa Paolucci named principal of Nassau BOCES Iris Wolfson High School

  Lisa Paolucci
  Lisa Paolucci
Lisa Paolucci has been promoted to principal of the Nassau BOCES Iris Wolfson High School (IWHS). She served as assistant principal at the school for the past three years and has spent the last decade working in the special education field.

"I am excited to collaborate with the staff and students to continue to provide a high level of service and bring new educational opportunities to the program," says Ms. Paolucci. "The staff at IWHS and I will challenge the students to engage in meaningful activities and develop necessary skills to maintain healthy relationships."

Ms. Paolucci started her career as a special education teacher in the Monroe-Woodbury CSD and quickly became a building mentor/cooperating teacher. Her experience includes coordinating Response to Intervention for a central school district as well as teaching at SUNY New Paltz. Her most recent position before joining Nassau BOCES was as a Coordinator of Special Education in Hyde Park CSD.

In her new role, Ms. Paolucci will be responsible for all aspects of administration and supervision of the students in the high school as well as the staff members. She will provide ongoing student support, development, discipline and crisis intervention along with keeping up with all the changes in SED mandates and guidelines.

Ms. Paolucci holds a Bachelor of Science in both education and psychology from SUNY New Paltz, a master's degree in special education from SUNY New Paltz, and a master's in educational administration and certificate of advanced study from The College of Saint Rose, Albany.

Part of the Nassau BOCES Department of Special Education, the Iris Wolfson High School (IWHS) provides an environment that stimulates academic achievement, encourages self-reliance, and motivates students to consider higher education. Intensive small group instruction and supervision are provided in IWHS' structured and supportive environment.ncipal of Nassau BOCES Iris Wolfson High School