The Onteora Central School District has chosen Dr. Jodi M. DeLucia as its next Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Dr. DeLucia, who was appointed at the March 6 Board of Education meeting, will assume her new duties on July 1.
Dr. DeLucia, who holds a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Walden University, a Master of Science in Educational Administration from National University, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University at Albany, comes to Onteora with more than 14 years of leadership experience.
She began her administrative career in 2003, working as a Staff Specialist in the Educational Resources Division for Dutchess BOCES. In this position, she was responsible for supporting teachers and leaders through the integration of technology into the teaching and learning process. She also provided professional development on effective pedagogical practices.
In 2010, Dr. DeLucia became the Coordinator of the Dutchess BOCES Educational Resources Division, taking leadership responsibility for Instructional Services for two years before becoming director of the division. As the Director of Educational Resources, Dr. DeLucia has provided leadership in the areas of school improvement, professional development, learning technology, gifted programming, summer scholars, arts in education, and regional academic summer school.
Superintendent Victoria McLaren is delighted to welcome Dr. DeLucia to Onteora. “Dr. DeLucia’s student-centered philosophy on teaching and learning will be a real asset to our school district,” she said. “I believe that her years of experience working to support teaching and learning, implement the New York State Education Department reforms, and attend to the social and emotional well-being of students will help us further enhance the safety and effectiveness of our schools.”
Dr. DeLucia, who lives in Highland, says she is looking forward to spending time in Onteora’s schools and community in the months before she officially begins her new job. “I am so very fortunate to have the opportunity to join the Onteora team,” she said. “It is clear from my interactions with teachers and administrators that student learning and the social-emotional wellness of all students is at the heart of everything that they do.”