TUCKAHOE, N.Y. – Following an exhaustive search, the Tuckahoe Board of Education has announced that Assistant Superintendent Carl Albano will take over for interim Superintendent Charles Wilson on a permanent basis beginning next year.
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.
According to Wilson, the “Board (of Education) selected Albano because of his record of achievement. (He) has introduced more rigor into the general curriculum, dramatically improved special education programs and (has) shown leadership in achieving the district’s strategic plan objectives, with resulting improvement in student outcomes.”
“Our district has seen remarkable growth and success over the past few years, and that is due, in part, to Albano’s leadership both as the middle school principal and in his current position as assistant superintendent,” Board of Education President Julio Urbina said. “The community and the Board have set high standards for its school and I am confident that he will not only meet, but exceed our standards of excellence.”
As the community and district prepares for the leadership transition, there will be a series of town hall meetings, where parents can address concerns, ask questions and maintain an ongoing dialogue with the schools’ leaders.
In a joint statement, Board of Education members noted that Albano was an ideal fit for the district due to his “professionalism, personal relation skills and student-centered approach to education.”
“He is an effective communicator, able to engage members of the school and community,” they stated. “He is a good cultural fit for the Tuckahoe community; one who honors the ideals and traditions of the Tuckahoe schools, while also seeking to incorporate new methods, curricula and technology in support of ongoing change and improvement.”
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.”