As ALCS continues to expand, we are excited to announce the appointment of our Middle School Principal, Dr. Jennie Evans and Assistant Principal, Ms. Kaitlyn Mahani. Both administrators held previous positions in the high school and are transitioning to help grow our middle school!
This past August, ALCS expanded its grade levels and added in a 6th grade class. This Fall, there will be a 7th grade added where our 6th graders can continue their journey. The following year an 8th grade will be added to then complete ALCS as a 6-12 grade academy of excellence.
Dr. Jennie Evans - Middle School Principal
Dr. Jennie Evans is Albany Leadership’s Middle School Principal (M.S. Childhood Education (1-6), M.S. Literacy and Special Education (Birth-Grade 6), Ed.D Educational Leadership.) Dr. Evans has been working with the sixth grade since the beginning of the school year, she is excited to officially take over in the capacity of Middle School Principal.
Dr. Evans lives in Wynantskill, NY and, in addition to being the Middle School Principal, she is also an Adjunct Professor at The Sage Colleges in the Esteves School of Education.
Prior to becoming the middle school principal, Dr. Evans was the Director of Student Support Services at Albany Leadership. She also was a teacher and the Response to Intervention Coordinator at Albany Leadership.
Dr. Evans is excited to be working with Mrs. Mahani to support your students academic and social emotional growth.
Mrs. Mahani - Middle School Assistant Principal
Ms. Mahani is from Bethesda, MD and obtained a B.S. in both Elementary Education (Grades 1-6) and Special Education (Grades 1-8) from Towson University in Towson, MD.
In addition, Ms. Mahani taught 5th Grade English Language Arts and Special Education Resource in Baltimore. Ms. Mahani then moved to Houston, TX for her husband to attend medical school and was a Special Education Department Chairperson at a Title I Elementary School.
During that time Ms. Mahani helped close the achievement gap, by implementing research-based interventions and authentic Professional Learning Community meetings, while completing an M.Ed in Educational Leadership, K-12 General Administration from University of St. Thomas.
Ms. Mahani moved to Albany as her husband matched to Albany Med for general surgery residency and began working at Albany Leadership as a Special Education Teacher.
Ms. Mahani is beyond thrilled to continue to work with Dr. Evans along with all staff, students, and families at the middle school.