Debra Ciccarelli named assistant principal
Ciccarelli started her career as a Social Worker for YAI. She then entered the New York City Teaching Fellows program and received her master’s in Special Education at Pace University. Her teaching career began in special education in New York City where she later became the transition coordinator for a special education school in the Department of Education.
“I am eager to support teachers to improve instruction for students with disabilities,” said Ciccarelli. This is a great opportunity to allow me to use my experience to excel in the job at this school.”
Ciccarelli holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Binghamton University, a master’s degree in social work from Adelphi University, a master’s in Special Education from Pace University and attended the Education Leadership program at Stony Brook University for a post-master's advanced graduate certificate. She currently resides in Coram.
Part of the Nassau BOCES Department of Special Education, the Rosemary Kennedy School provides an outstanding program of comprehensive educational services that develops students' academic, social-emotional, and pre-vocational skills to the fullest extent possible so that they can become productive members of society. The schools multidisciplinary team designs strategies to achieve the goals and objectives established in each student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). Traditional educational methods are used in conjunction with state-of-the-art technology to provide motivating programs for students.