BoE Fills Two Key Leadership Vacancies


Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development

On June 8, 2022, the Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education named Mr. Andrew Corsilia, Principal of Horace Greeley High School, as the District’s next Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources and Leadership Development, beginning August 16, 2022. Dr. Tony Sinanis, our current assistant superintendent, has recently accepted a superintendent position on Long Island and we wish him all the best as he moves forward with his career.

Andrew has extensive leadership, hiring and teaching experience in our District. His disposition, professionalism and attentiveness to the needs of our students and staff have made him successful in every role he has undertaken -- teacher, assistant principal, Seven Bridges principal, and Greeley principal -- during his 20+ year career here in Chappaqua.

As part of her recommendation to the Board of Education, Dr. Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools, said, “Andrew’s acute understanding of our district will support the central office in securing the very best teachers and administrators for our students.”

Andrew then addressed the Board by stating, “I am grateful for the last twenty-four years working at Greeley and Seven Bridges, and I am looking forward to joining the District team to continue supporting our students, families, and staff.”

Assistant Superintendent for Pupil Personnel Services

Also on June 8, 2022, the Board of Education voted to name Mrs. Jamie Edelman as Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services, effective July 1, 2022.

Currently serving as our Interim Assistant Superintendent for PPS, Jamie is no stranger to CCSD as she has held various positions during the past 9 years, including Principal of Douglas Grafflin Elementary School and Director of K-12 Literacy. Throughout her time in the District, Jamie has strongly advocated for all students and has focused on removing barriers and building capacity, and supports, so that all students can be the best version of themselves.

At the Board meeting Jamie said, “I have been in this position since November 1st and look forward to working with students, families and staff to continue to see how we can strengthen the Pupil Personnel Department and improve teaching and learning for all students.”

“Jamie continues to impress us all with her intelligence, understanding of instruction, thoughtfulness about children and her confident and capable leadership.  She is ready to lead our special education strategic plan and we look forward to her continued advocacy for our special education program,” Dr. Ackerman said.