New Administrator Excited to be Part of the Amityville Team

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The district welcomes Virginia Figueroa as the new assistant administrator for pupil personnel services. Among her responsibilities are supervising special education programs in kindergarten through sixth grade and coordinating the assignments of special education support staff.

Ms. Figueroa comes to Amityville from the Riverhead School District, where she was the assistant director of special education for four years. Prior to that, she worked in New York City schools as a special education teacher at the middle school level and an assistant principal.

She holds a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University in political science, a master’s degree in public administration from New York University and a master’s degree in school building leadership from Mercy College. Ms. Figueroa is presently working on her doctorate in administration and instructional leadership at St. John’s University.

Ms. Figueroa served in the United States Army Reserves from 1995 to 2004, with tours of duty in Afghanistan, Bosnia and Iraq. She is a bilingual speaker and is the mother of three girls.

“I am proud to join a team committed to research-based best practices and to work under leadership of Administrator for Pupil Personnel Services Peter Paternostro,” Ms. Figueroa said. “I look forward to growing with and contributing to the Amityville community.”