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Alicia Smith Appointed Director

Alicia Smith Appointed Director of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics
Posted on 06/25/2020
Alicia Smith Appointed Director of Physical Education, Health, and AthleticsThe District is pleased to announce the appointment of Alicia Smith as the Director of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics.  Ms. Smith replaces Gina Curiale, who is retiring on June 30, 2020.

Ms. Smith began her career at Longwood in 2005 as a high school physical education teacher, JV volleyball, and varsity softball coach. 

In 2014, she was appointed an assistant principal at the high school. She served as a special education administrator, Positive Behavior Intervention and Support administrator, and Crisis Prevention Intervention Trainer.  She also serves as the high school administrator for Restorative Practices, Ninth-Grade Teams, and Multi-Tiered System of Supports (MTSS). 

“I am looking forward to building on Longwood’s rich tradition and legacy,” said Ms. Smith. “The success of the program is only possible with the support of our outstanding teachers, coaches, and staff, all working to support students and families equally committed to high levels of achievement. I am excited to join them in continuing this tradition of excellence.”

Ms. Smith earned a Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Kinesiology and a Master’s in Health Education from Hofstra University.  She also received a Master’s in School Building and District Leadership from Touro College and holds her professional school district and school building leader certifications from NYSED.  

“Ms. Smith brings a wealth of experience as well as a vast knowledge of Longwood to the position,” said Dr. Lonergan, Superintendent of Schools. “She brings a solid understanding of our school district and the community we serve, and her commitment to the development of the whole child will be critical in defining the future of our programs.  We are excited to work with her as she grows in her new role.” 
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