Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction

Ms Jessica Iafrate

Ms. Jessica Iafrate
Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction 

Coordinator of Central Islip School District's Comprehensive Improvement Plan
School Improvement Education Plan
Diversity and Equity Inclusion Plan


Ms. Jessica Iafrate has been appointed by the Board of Education to serve as Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction in the Central Islip School District. With a career that spans 26 years in education, Ms. Iafrate is beginning her 15th year in Central Islip Schools. Prior to her appointment as Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction, Ms. Iafrate served an 11-year tenure as Principal of the Mulvey Elementary School. She began her career in Central Islip as Assistant Principal of the Early Childhood Center, (ECC), and O'Neill Elementary School, eventually transitioning to the role of Principal at the ECC. During her tenure in the Central Islip School District, Ms. Iafrate has served on several committees, including Curriculum Council, and the Academic Intervention Services Committee for eight years. She spearheaded the Report Card Committee for the New Standards Based Report Cards, and this past year served on the Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS) Committees. 


 
Ms. Iafrate began her teaching career in the Bronx and was subsequently promoted to a position in Staff Development and Grant Writing within the New York City Board of Education. She eventually accepted a position in the Hicksville School District where she taught various elementary grade levels. Ms. Iafrate was Adjunct Professor at Adelphi University where she taught Undergraduate and Graduate Courses.

 
Commenting on her latest appointment, Ms. Iafrate stated: "I am excited and thankful to take on this new role and support the Superintendent's Vision for the District. As an educator, there is nothing more rewarding than when you're able to spur a child's excitement to learn and watch them light up with understanding. As Principal, I always tried to seize upon our teachers' individual strengths and play a supporting role in a school of educational leaders. It has been a privilege to have that impact on students and staff. As always, I will move forward to ensure that the students are always at the center of every decision I make."

 
Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Sharon A. Dungee, acknowledged Ms. Iafrate's appointment, noting, "Ms. Iafrate's credentials, work ethic, and high level of professionalism make her an excellent choice to serve as Interim Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. I am confident that she will bring strong leadership and a standard of excellence to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction. Please join me in congratulating Ms. Iafrate as we welcome her to the Office of Curriculum and Instruction."   
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