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.