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March 2019

New Principals Appointed at Mamaroneck Schools

At  the  February 5  Board of Education meeting, the Board voted to approve the Superintendent’s recommendation to appoint Emily Macias-Capellan as Principal at Hommocks Middle School and Neill Alleva as Mamaroneck Ave. School Principal. Both administrators had been serving in interim positions.


In announcing their appointments, Superintendent Dr. Shaps said, “Both of these administrators place an emphasis on promoting a positive school culture with high expectations, and they actively seek to build strong relations with students and families. We are pleased to announce both Emily and Neill’s appointments and look forward to their leadership into the next decade. “


Ms. Macias-Capellan joined Mamaroneck in 2014 as a highly qualified leader in the field of education with more than 15 years of experience as an educator and supervisor, having served as the Director of Instruction/Academic Dean at the DREAM Charter School in New York City for five years and as Assistant Principal at the Yung Wing Elementary School (P.S. 124), also in NYC, for seven years. She began her career in Mamaroneck as Assistant Principal at Chatsworth Ave. School, where she served in that capacity for three years prior to moving over to the Hommocks.


“I continue to be touched by the dedication of our teachers, students, and staff,” Macias-Capellan said. “I look forward to further developing a meaningful collaboration with our entire school community to achieve our shared goal of providing all of our students an exceptional middle school experience.”


Mr. Alleva came to Mamaroneck with 15 years K-5 teaching experience in New York City Public Schools, including serving as an ELA teacher and many years as a science teacher.  Before becoming the principal of MAS, Mr. Alleva served as the school’s Assistant Principal from 2016-2018. He is currently writing his dissertation at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies.


“It is an absolute honor to continue to serve the students, families, and staff of Mamaroneck. As a school, we have been collectively focused on creating a culture of high expectations and an ethic of care, “Mr. Alleva said.  “We are looking forward to continuing our work in concert with all stakeholders. It’s an exciting time to be at MAS and I am thrilled to be here!”