New Delaware principal announced

New Delaware principal announced

Delaware Community School has a new principal!

On Wednesday, the City School District of Albany announced the appointment of Rachel Stead, effective July 1. She takes the helm from Kenneth Lein, Ed.D., who will retire at the end of the school year.

Since 2017, Stead served as principal of Albany International Center, the district’s transitional program for English as a New Language students in grades 6-12. Before joining the district, Stead spent five years in the Shenendehowa school district as the academic administrator for world languages, English as a New Language and grants.

Before that, she worked as executive director of the Capital District Regional Bilingual Education Resource Network and director of the East Region Bilingual Education Technical Assistance Center. She also taught English as a Second Language and Spanish for 16 years to students from kindergarten-grade 12 in the Niskayuna, Guilderland and Ichabod Crane school districts.

Stead earned her bachelor's degree from Siena College and her master's degree from the University at Albany. She is pursuing a doctorate in educational theory and practice at UAlbany.