Giglio to lead AIC

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Director of English as a New Language and Refugee Services Thomas Giglio will assume the duties as principal of Albany International Center for the 2020-21 school year.

The City School District of Albany announced Giglio’s expanded duties Wednesday. He will replace Rachel Stead, the international center’s founding principal. Stead has been appointed principal at Delaware Community School.

A veteran administrator, Giglio became director of the Department of ENL and Refugee Services in 2014 following five years as principal at Delaware Community School, which is home to the district’s bilingual Dual Language Program.

He began his career in the district in 2001 as a teaching assistant at the former Philip Livingston Magnet Academy. At Livingston, he became a special education teacher in 2002, interim assistant principal in 2007 and principal in 2008, remaining in that position until the school closed in 2009, when he took over the leadership position at Delaware.

Giglio earned his bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany and his master’s degree from The College of Saint Rose.