YONKERS, N.Y. – Angela White, an educator whose specialty is working with students with disabilities, has joined the nonprofit agency Leake & Watts as superintendent of schools, overseeing the Biondi School’s elementary, middle and high schools.
White, a resident of Newburgh, previously held the position of assistant superintendent of elementary education and administrative services of the Ossining School District and was responsible for curriculum, instruction and assessment for general education and special education instructional programs. Prior to that, she held principal positions at Brookside School and the Roosevelt Alternative School in Ossining.
“My goal is to continue the work that has already been started and to provide rigorous and relevant instruction for students, but also to ensure that when they graduate, they are able to fully engage in the community and successfully pursue economic opportunities,” said White. “I want to give the Biondi School students strategies to help them deal with social and emotional challenges, in addition to academic challenges, by focusing on the whole child.”
Earlier in her career, White served the students of District 75/Citywide Programs for 15 years as the elementary and middle school reading specialist, coordinator of Title I Reading Program, director of funded programs and assistant to the superintendent and elementary principal.
“Angela has a passion and energy for supporting children who face diverse learning challenges, and we know her leadership will help the Biondi School further advance our mission to help our students to thrive not only while they are with us, but beyond graduation,” said Alan Mucatel, executive director of Leake & Watts. “She’s been a strong advocate for children, a valuable ally for parents and a supporter of teachers and staff throughout her career. We are excited to have her wealth of experience here to enhance our learning environment and continue the growth of our program.”
White earned her undergraduate degree from Long Island University, her master’s degree from Teachers College at Columbia University and a doctorate in education from Fordham University Graduate School of Education. She received the Pathways to Leadership Scholarship in 2006.