Ms. Alicia Ross

Ross, A.
Ms. Alicia Ross
Class of 2015
Lowville, NY

Current Position: Career Development & Occupational Studies Specialist, Jefferson-Lewis-Hamilton-Herkimer-Oneida BOCES

Position Held Since: 2015

Previous Employment:

2007 - 2008: St. Bernard's Parochial School, 5th Grade

2008 - 2009: Tupper Lake Central School, 12:1/4:1 & 12:1+1 Elementary Special Education

2009 - 2011: Harrisville Central School, K-12 Vocal Music

2011 - 2015: Harrisville Central School, 8:1+1 MS Special Education

Educational Background:

2006: Bachelors of Music in Education, Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam

2007: M.S.Ed in Special Education, SUNY Potsdam

2015: CAS SBL, St. Lawrence University

Continuing: CAS SDL, St. Lawrence University

My St. Lawrence Experience:

My experience at St. Lawrence was one of growth, both in understanding the educational setting more fully and growth personally, as a professional. St. Lawrence was recommended to me by my then Superintendent, Rob Finster. He spoke highly of the program, the willingness to work with the participants in the program, and the high quality of the instructors. I was amazed at how well prepared I felt upon leaving the program. The instructors were hands on, and willing to help throughout each class that I took. Most of my professors are/were practicing in the field of education or in their field of study, so it made it "real life" as we discussed issues in education that were happening in the moment. Through the program I was also able to be a part of the Principals' Academy (from it's inception in 2014) which continues to be an amazing experience. I was able to connect with other administrators in the area and was able to rely on them in a professional circle when questions or concerns came up. As I continue my education at St. Lawrence to receive my CAS in Educational Leadership as a School District Leader, I am again thankful I was pointed to St. Lawrence University because of the knowledge and personal atmosphere that I continue to receive being a student in the Educational Leadership program.