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Albany High principal joins district leadership team

ALBANY, N.Y. (July 28, 2015) -- The City School District of Albany has promoted former Albany High School Principal Cecily Wilson-Turner to the position of assistant superintendent for instruction.

 

The Board of Education confirmed Wilson-Turner’s appointment to the district’s senior leadership team at its July 16 meeting. The board also confirmed the appointments of Timitra Rose as assistant principal at the new West Hill Middle School, and Anthony Albanese as the district’s director of pupil personnel services.

 

Veteran administrator Dale Getto has replaced Wilson-Turner as acting principal at Albany High.

 

An Albany native and 1995 Albany High graduate, Wilson-Turner served as principal at her alma mater for three years. She previously served as a house and academy principal at Albany High from 2010-12, and as an elementary principal at Sheridan Preparatory Academy from 2007-10.

 

As one of two assistant superintendents for instruction, Wilson-Turner will work directly with principals. She also will manage district-wide functions in safety, registration, nursing, transportation, and prekindergarten and elementary summer school.

 

Wilson-Turner began her professional career in 2000 as a kindergarten teacher at Arbor Hill Elementary School, returning to the school where she began her academic journey. She also taught third and fourth grade at Arbor Hill Elementary before moving to Sheridan Prep as principal.

 

Wilson-Turner earned a bachelor’s degree in public policy from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where she also earned certificates in teacher preparation and African-American studies. She earned a master’s in early childhood and elementary education at New York University in 2000, with specialization in language and literacy.

 

She holds certificates of advanced study in school district leadership and school building leadership from The College of St. Rose (2007).

 

The new acting principal at Albany High, Getto has served at the high school since 2010 – first as school improvement manager for four years and most recently as principal at Albany High’s Abrookin Career and Technical Center during the 2014-15 school year.

 

Prior to that, Getto was principal at North Albany Academy, the district’s only prekindergarten-grade 8 school, from 2005-10.

 

She was an administrator at William S. Hackett Middle School and Abrookin for four years, the first district-wide behavior specialist from 1997-2001 and a teacher for 10 years at Giffen Memorial Elementary School and Albany School of Humanities (ASH).

 

Rose will join Principal Kandie Antonetti as leaders at West Hill. The district established West Hill Middle School (grades 6-8) for 2015-16 following the closure of the Brighter Choice charter middle schools for boys and girls at the end of June. The board previously appointed Antonetti as principal of the new school. A veteran middle-school teacher in the district at the former Philip Livingston Magnet Academy and Stephen and Harriet Myers Middle School, Antonetti served as an office-assigned teacher at Albany High for the last four years.

 

Rose comes to the district from the State Education Department, where she served for four years as a project coordinator in the Office of Curriculum, Assessment and Educational Technology. She previously worked in the district as an elementary teacher at Thomas O’Brien Academy of Science and Technology (TOAST) and Montessori Magnet School from 1991-97.

 

Albanese comes to Albany after serving as superintendent in the Margaretville (N.Y.) Central School District from 2008 until his retirement last fall. Prior to that, he served as director of pupil personnel services in the Scotia-Glenville School District from 2002-08, and as deputy executive director for education at Wildwood School in Schenectady from 1989-2002.

 

Albanese replaces Stanley Harper as director of pupil personnel services in Albany. Harper left the district in June to become superintendent of the Salmon River (N.Y.) Central School District.

 

The mission of the City School District of Albany is to educate and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life, in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves more than 9,000 students in 17 elementary, middle and high schools. In addition to neighborhood schools, the district includes several magnet schools and programs, as well as other innovative academic opportunities for students, including four themed academies at Albany High School.

         
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