Having worked in Tuckahoe Schools for the last 11 years as Director of Special Education and Personnell, Paul Siragusa also became familiar with St. Dominic's School, located in Blauvelt by referring a number of students to the school and in turn, has now expanded the Individualized Education Program enrollment to 15 students.
“My number one priority is to ensure the academic program at St. Dominic’s School is as diverse as possible to meet the needs of all students,” said Principal Siragusa in a press release.
Principal Siragusa’s career in education spans 38 years and has been a principal three times prior at middle and high schools in Westchester County and also is an adjunct professor teaching at the college undergraduate and graduate levels.
He was recently recognized the New York State ARC for his successful upper level School/Community Partnership Program with the Westchester ARC for transitioning students with autism and other intellectual disabilities.
St. Dominic’s School has received two new New York State Education Department certifications to serve students ages 5 – 21 with autism and speech and language impairment.
“Our goal is to build our students’ self esteem and academic competence in a compassionate and supportive learning environment,” said Reginald Marra who works as Saint Dominic’s home associate executive director.
“We emphasize safety, structure and clarity of behavioral expectations and our staff employs a pro-active approach to anticipate and plan for our students’ needs," he continued.
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