The Valley Stream Central High School District is proud to name Dr. Jennifer DiMaio as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. She replaces Christian Bowen, who is now Superintendent of Schools for the Huntington School District. Dr. DiMaio had previously served as the District Director for Instructional Services.
Dr. DiMaio spent the entirety of her career in education in the Valley Stream Central High School District. An alumna of Central High School, she began teaching English as a new language as well as Spanish in 2002 at North High School. At North, Dr. DiMaio became deeply involved in the school community, and served as Student Activities Director, grade advisor, and coached basketball and softball.
“I had such a great experience as a student at Central. When it came time to make a career path decision, I thought it would be great to work with students, coach and mentor,” Dr. DiMaio said. “It just felt like a very natural choice.”
Dr. DiMaio received her Master’s Degree in Spanish and TESOL instruction and her Doctorate in Educational Administration from New York University. In 2016, she made her first foray into education administration, and became the English as a New Language Chairperson at North. In 2019, she was made District Director of Instructional Services.
“Throughout my career, I have been so fortunate to have people support me in my growth and allow me to experience different things and take on different roles,” Dr. DiMaio said. “Education never stays the same. It is always evolving and as educators we are always learning and adapting.”
In her new role, Dr. DiMaio said she hopes to continue supporting the many new programs the District has implemented such as career and technical education, social-emotional learning and educational supports to encourage more students to take AP courses.
“I was a student of this District, and it built a strong educational foundation for me,” she said. “I want to continue to build on the opportunities this District provided for me, identify student needs and adapt to meet those needs. I am excited to work with our four schools and the District administration to make that happen.”