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Latessa Clairborne is appointed new Assistant Principal for the Seaman Neck Middle School

Latessa Clairborne Latessa Clairborne has been appointed Assistant Principal of the Nassau BOCES Seaman Neck Middle School in Seaford. She brings a broad range of experience to her new position at the school.

Ms. Clairborne started out as a special education teacher in the Roosevelt UFSD. In 2004 Ms. Clairborne began working in Amityville during the summer and has since spent about two decades teaching at the Amityville UFSD.  She taught primarily in self-contained classes in English Language Arts and Social Studies at the E.W. Miles Middle School. In addition, she provided enrichment in ELA and Reading Skills to students after school and during the summer. Ms. Clairborne also taught in the Virtual Academy Program and served as Site Coordinator for the 21st Century Program. She then moved on to become the Special Education Coordinator and most recently was the Special Education Lead Teacher at the school.

She is an active member of the School Comprehensive Is Education Committee with the primary focus of improving the functioning of various departments, professional development and academic achievement of students with special needs. She has a proven track record of increasing student’s academic skills and has been responsible for facilitating state exam testing accommodations.

“I particularly take pride in my ability to relate to students who require much understanding, compassion and nurturing, and I hope to bring these skills to my new position as Assistant Principal in the Seaman Neck Middle School,” says Clairborne.

Ms. Clairborne holds a Bachelor of Science in Black Studies and a Master of Science in Special Education from SUNY New Paltz, and a New York Advanced Certificate in Educational Leadership from SUNY Stony Brook.  

She is married and a proud mother of three children.