Dear Albany Leadership Parents/Guardians:
We, the Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls Board of Trustees, are pleased to announce that we have concluded our principal search and have selected Mrs. Christina Farinacci-Roberts as the new leader for Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls. Mrs. Roberts, former Assistant Principal at Troy High School, in Troy, New York, brings with her more than a decade of experience leading and teaching in schools across New York. Mrs. Roberts will be joining the Albany Leadership family in early December.
We are equally excited to announce that Mrs. Nadeen Herring has accepted the position as Assistant Principal. Ms. Herring has done a phenomenal job as interim school leader and we can’t thank her enough for the ongoing support, loyalty and leadership she’s provided to the Albany Leadership community during this transitional period.
As Principal at Albany Leadership, Mrs. Roberts will oversee, support and collaborate with teachers, students and families to create systems focused on academic quality and a positive, college-ready school culture. Mrs. Roberts will work in partnership with Assistant Principal Ms. Herring to identify, develop, and lead quality instructional programs, including: teacher coaching and data-driven analysis and evaluation.
Prior to her role as an assistant principal at Troy High, Mrs. Roberts served four years as principal and sole-school administrator at East Brooklyn Access High School in Brooklyn, New York — a public alternative high school in Canarsie that serves many high-needs communities. During her tenure, Mrs. Roberts more than doubled the school’s enrollment, reduced dropout rates, and improved attendance and passing rates (from 38% to 80%).
With her impressive track record, Mrs. Roberts brings a wealth of knowledge and insight to Albany Leadership. Her career has provided her with extensive experience working as an urban educator in communities serving disadvantaged youth. Further, with years of teaching experience as both an English and social studies teacher, Mrs. Roberts understands the value of engaging in data-driven instruction and creating quality professional development for the sole purpose of improving student outcome.
Mrs. Roberts is a Capital District native who returned to Albany in January of 2012 from an almost nine year residence in Brooklyn, New York. She currently serves as a volunteer educational consultant for CouldYou?, a nonprofit organization committed to eradicating poverty in Mozambique, in Southeast Africa, through improving quality of education and access to clean water and nutritional food.
Mrs. Roberts received her M.S. in English Education from Pace University located in New York, New York and her B.A. in Secondary Education and English from the New York State University at Albany in Albany, New York.
Please join us in welcoming her to Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls.
Board of Trustees
Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls
Albany Leadership Charter High School for Girls Board of Trustees
Jim Vallee, Chair
On Sunday October 20th over 60 ALH staff and students participated in the annual Breast Cancer walk in Albany’s Washington Park. This was the second year that ALH had come together as a family in order to help bring awareness to this disease. Many students and teachers designed their very own unique t-shirts for the walk.
On Tuesday, October 15th at 5pm, ALH seniors and their parents came out to hear a representative Albany College of Pharmacy at 5pm give a presentation on financial aid and the FAFSA. This is one of many measures ALH is taking in keeping families informed and comfortable with the college process.
In an effort to bring more credence and life to The Crucible, the Arthur Miller play (fictionally depicts the witch trials in Massachusetts in the late 1600’s) our junior class is studying, approximately 30 junior scholars and seniors traveled to Salem, Massachusetts to visit the Salem Witch Museum and other local attractions on Friday, October 11th.
The College Caravan stopped by ALH today! At least 75 juniors and seniors traveled to the ALH gymnasium, where 19 colleges’ and universities’ representatives provided information surrounding applications, courses of study and tips on maneuvering the college path. The College Caravan participants included the following institutions:
SUNY AdirondackAlbany College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
Fulton Montgomery Community College
Hudson Valley Community College
Johnson & Wales University
Long Island University
Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
Schenectady Community College
The College of St. Rose
The Sage Colleges
ITT Technical Institute
ALH – continuing the mission to prepare young women for success in college and the career of their choosing!