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Jean Amodeo appointed as Emily Howland Elementary School Principal


The Southern Cayuga Central School District is excited to announce the appointment of Ms. Jean Amodeo as the new principal of Emily Howland Elementary School, effective March 1, 2018.
Jean Amodeo currently serves at Ithaca High School as the chairperson of the English department. Jean is an intelligent, enthusiastic, and dynamic educator who leads a team of twenty-four educators and staff. Under her leadership, Jean’s team has achieved measurable increases in the academic success and graduation rates of all of their students. Together they share a genuine belief in the positive role that public education plays in the lives of students and families. 
Jean has been teaching in the classroom since 1998, has coached rowing for the Cascadilla Boat Club in Ithaca, and has even taught rock climbing and hiking for the Boy Scouts of America. Jean brings a breadth of life and academic experience to our district and will be a great addition to our leadership team here at Southern Cayuga. I believe she will quickly and successfully transition to the primary level and be an outstanding elementary principal because of her communication and problem-solving skills, approachability, leadership experience, and great sense of humor. 
Jean received her bachelor’s degree from Ithaca College, a master’s degree from Middlebury College in Vermont, and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership at SUNY Cortland. 
Please join us in welcoming Jean Amodeo as the new Principal of Emily Howland Elementary School.   

Patrick Jensen, Superintendent
Southern Cayuga School District
2384 State Route 34B
Aurora, NY 13026

Phone: 315.364.7211
Fax: 315.364.7863

Emily Howland Elementary
Phone: 315.364.7098
Fax: 315.364.7590

Jr/Sr High School
Phone: 315.364.7111
Fax: 315.364.8207