Arbor Hill's Administrator of the Year
ALBANY, N.Y. (May
3, 2019) – The Capital Area Principals and
Supervisors Association (CAPSA) named Rosalind Gaines-Harrell as
Administrator of the Year for her strong leadership and incredible
dedication to the students, staff, families and neighborhood of Arbor
Hill Elementary School.
The award recognizes area administrators who consistently perform at a
superior level. Gaines-Harrell was instrumental in Arbor Hill
Elementary's marked improvement from a Priority School to a School in
Good Standing, according to accountability data released by the State
Education Department for 2018-19.
Gaines-Harrell said she's humbled by the honor.
“I love my job," she said. "It is
all of my experiences with students, staff and parents that have helped
me to develop as an educator and administrator. My Arbor Hill Elementary
team is amazing and I am ecstatic to be their leader and always proud to
represent the City School District of Albany.”
has spent her entire career educating children in Albany. She first worked as a teacher and ATLAS coordinator
at Arbor Hill Elementary for 13 years. Then, she spent four years as an
assistant principal at Albany High School, ultimately returning to Arbor
Hill Elementary as principal in 2007.
Congratulations, and thank you, Principal Gaines-Harrell!
The mission of the City School District of
is to educate
and prepare all students for college and career, citizenship and life,
in partnership with our diverse community. The district serves
approximately 9,300 students in 18 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.