BoE Extends Appointment of Interim Asst. Supt. of PPS

Jamie Edelman

Jamie Edelman, Interim Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services: Appointment Extended

On March 2, 2022, the Chappaqua Central School District Board of Education voted to extend Jamie Edelman’s appointment as Interim Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services through the 2022-2023 school year.

Jamie has served the Chappaqua Central School District for the last 9 years in various roles, including as Principal of Douglas Grafflin Elementary School, Director of K-12 Literacy, and most recently in the 2021-2022 school year, as the Interim Assistant Superintendent of Pupil Personnel Services. Throughout her tenure with the District, Jamie has strongly advocated for all students and has had a strong focus on building programs, and instructional and academic support for both teachers and students in order to ensure their success.

Jamie reflected on her approach to this role: “I’m excited for the opportunity to continue to use what I’ve learned about our Special Education programs and the findings of the recent PCG review. They will help to inform our efforts as we collaborate with parents, administrators, teachers, and students to remove barriers and build capacity and supports so that all of our students can be the best version of themselves.”

In partnership with the leadership team, her action plan to improve the District’s support of student success includes:

  • Assembling a strategic planning team which will be made up of multiple key stakeholder groups, including parents, teachers, building and District administrators, and Board of Education members.
  • Beginning March 10th, the strategic planning team will formally meet to begin their work, which will focus on engaging in a deep dive of the PCG audit report and focusing on their recommendations.
  • Identifying priorities from the report recommendations made by PCG.
  • Crafting a strategic plan to mitigate the barriers identified in the audit by developing purposeful programs and supports, and creating equitable access to the curriculum for all students.

As part of her recommendation to the Board of Education, Christine Ackerman, Superintendent of Schools, stated “Jamie is an outstanding central office administrator and advocate for our special education students. I am truly grateful she has agreed to continue to lead our pupil personnel program and our strategic planning process.” Additionally, Board of Education members expressed their confidence and gratitude to Jamie for stepping up and taking on this additional responsibility in the service of our students.

We are excited to have Jamie as part of the administrative team in this capacity, and have every confidence that she will be successful in building the structures of support that our students need to be successful.