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New Assistant Principal of the Adult Learning Center appointed

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Lisa Carboy was recently named Assistant Principal of the Nassau BOCES Adult Learning Center (ALC), bringing more than 30 years of experience to her new role. The administrator earned the position on the heels of her exemplary performance as Program Coordinator of the ALC, in which capacity she has served since 2018.

“Nassau BOCES has allowed me to incorporate every facet of my experience as an educator into helping our students,” Assistant Principal Carboy said of her experience in the agency’s adult education program. “This current role is the culmination of everything I’ve ever done.”

Mrs. Carboy began her educational career as an ESL (English as A Second Language) classroom teacher in the New York City school system. From there, she moved on to teach ESL for Long Island school districts, serving as an ESL teacher in both Hempstead and Lindenhurst.

While in Lindenhurst, Mrs. Carboy advanced into the role of Middle School Dean of Students, and from there, rose through the ranks as Administrative Assistant for Discipline at the high school and Lead Administrator for the High School, Alternative Learning and Special Education Program as well as District Foreign Language and ESL Program Coordinator. She earned several awards from the district, including Staff Member of the Month, Middle School Teacher of the Month, and the Lindy Pride Award.

Mrs. Carboy joined Nassau BOCES as an ESL Program Specialist before becoming the ALC’s Program Coordinator. She also served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Linguistics and Communication Disorders at Queens College.

“By increasing our students’ skill sets, we help them to grow in their communities,” Mrs. Carboy said of the work being done in the Adult Learning Center. “They’re able to land better jobs, which leads to better lives for them and their families.”

Mrs. Carboy recalls a young mother in the program who worked hard to earn her high school diploma. Eventually, she was able to launch a career in the county court system, and she is now completely self-sufficient. Another student began as an ESL student, then advanced to culinary studies, attended Nassau Community College, and went on to earn a bachelor’s degree.

“There are countless stories like that,” Mrs. Carboy remarked. “The rewards of working in this program are constant. We all work collaboratively to provide our students with the best possible educational experience. We help people to meet their goals – as professionals, as parents and as community members. It’s all about improving people’s lives.”

Mrs. Carboy has been a member of several vital organizations, including New York State Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, The Foreign Language Association of Chairpersons and Supervisors and board member of The New York Association for Continuing and Community Education.

Mrs. Carboy holds certification in school administration from The College of Saint Rose, as well as a master's degree and bachelor's degree from Adelphi University. She is certified by New York State in School District and School Building Leadership, as an Elementary School Teacher, and as a Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages