John Boniello Appointed Interim
Pre-K - 12 Special Education Director
At its meeting in September, the Board of Education approved the appointment of John Boniello as Interim Pre-K-12 Director of Special Education, replacing Alex Casabona. Boniello will join the Student Support Services team along with Asst. Supt. Dr. Nora Mazzone and Jennifer Monaco (also a Pre-K-12 Dir. of Special Education).
Boniello began his career as a special education teacher in the New York City Department of Education at the middle school and high school levels. Six years later he moved on to become a bilingual special education specialist in the Lower Hudson Regional Special Education Technical Assistance Support Center at PNWBOCES and then into his current position as Director of the Center since February 2020.
“We are thrilled to have an education professional such as John Boniello join the Student Support Services team,” Dr. Mazzone said. “John is a talented administrator and a strong facilitator who comes with a deep understanding of special education through both the legal and pedagogical lens. His past work with our team enabled us to broaden our assessment practices so that we better distinguish between a disability and cultural and linguistic differences. I have every confidence that he will be an outstanding asset to our team and build strong partnerships with both parents and staff.”
Boniello has worked extensively with school districts across the region implementing evidence-based practices/effective pedagogy; putting systems in place for frequent and ongoing learning assessments and supervising the delivery of quality core instruction/systems that support that instruction. He resides in White Plains with wife and daughter.
“I am very excited to join the Student Support Services team in Mamaroneck. My goal is always to improve student outcomes, and this position gives me an opportunity to have a real impact for the students of Mamaroneck. I am most excited to work with the teachers, families, students, and administrators to implement what works for every student. I am hopeful that my experience in the classroom and as a professional development specialist will prove beneficial to the community and to the students,” Boniello said.