Davison Principal

Davison Principal Pic 1 thumbnail76349
At its April 20 meeting, the Board of Education appointed current Common Core Chairperson K-6 Rachel Gross to the position of principal of Davison Avenue Intermediate School. Effective July 1, 2017, Ms. Gross will replace Principal Edward Tallon, who is moving to the position of principal of the Maurice W. Downing Primary School.

Ms. Gross has been with the district since September 2007, when she was hired as a special education teacher at Howard T. Herber Middle School. The last two years, she has served in her currently role as Common Core Chairperson K-6, where she worked with teachers and students to develop curriculum and programs aligned with New York State standards.

With her strong background in elementary education, experience in instructional leadership and proven commitment to the students of Malverne, Ms. Gross will continue to improve upon and cultivate new initiatives at Davison Avenue Intermediate School.

Ms. Gross received her Bachelor’s Degree in psychology and art studio from Queens College, two Master’s Degrees from Hofstra University in creative arts therapy and inclusive elementary special education, and her Administrative Certificate from Stony Brook University.

“I am honored by the opportunity and am excited to collaborate with the faculty, staff, students and families of Davison Avenue in this new role,” Ms. Gross said of the promotion.