TUCKAHOE, N.Y. - With a new administration poised to take over Tuckahoe schools, interim Superintendent of Schools Charles Wilson is set to introduce the community to his successor, Assistant Superintendent Carl Albano, who will take over permanently in August.
Although he is a familiar face to Tuckahoe parents, Wilson and Albano have hit the ground running since he was announced as the permanent selection, planning a series of public meetings and "town hall" style forums to discuss how they plan a smooth transition.
Beginning on Thursday, Wilson, Albano and Board of Education President Julio Urbina will "meet in 'town hall' style forums to update parents on the district's five-year strategic plan, board goals, and sharing Albano's vision for the district." There will also be a question-and-answer period.
The first meeting will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday at the High School library. Next week, on Thursday, Feb. 18, there will be a meeting at the Tuckahoe Community Center, with a discussion for Cottle Elementary parents in the school auditorium on Wednesday, Feb. 24.
The public meetings will be available on a live stream from the district website and on local cable access channels.
There will be a final PTA general session meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 in the high school auditorium.
“Board of Education President Julio Urbina, Mr. Albano and I are looking forward to a series of town hall style meetings, where we will engage the community as we begin transitioning to Albano’s leadership in the summer," Wilson noted.
After spending nine years as principal of the Tuckahoe Middle School, Albano has served as assistant superintendent for four years. He will be mentored by Wilson in the following few months before his tenure at the top officially begins on Aug. 1 next year.
Albano said that he was eager to hit the ground running and maintain the Tuckahoe School District’s prestigious reputation as one of the best in the county.
“I joined the district’s administrative team over 12 years ago because I knew Tuckahoe was a wonderful, supportive community, with a proud history and great potential,” he said.
“I will continue to pursue our mission to ‘Prepare Every Student For Excellence’ by supporting our highly competent and dedicated staff, preserving the core values of our schools and stimulating growth and progress into the future.”