Anthony Cook, superintendent of schools for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, recently announced the appointment of two new principals at schools in Rochester and Corning, NY.
Jacqueline Acosta-Senecal began serving as principal at St. John Neumann School in Rochester on Jan. 1. Acosta-Senecal came to the Diocese from the Wayne Central School District where she served in a variety of roles including summer school assistant principal and coordinator of the district’s International Baccalaureate program. She has also chaired, and taught, in the district’s Spanish department for the last 14 years.
Acosta-Senecal received her Bachelor of Arts in Modern Languages from SUNY Buffalo and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education from Nazareth College.
James Tauzel will begin his role as principal at All Saints Academy in Corning, NY on Jan. 19. Before accepting his new role, Tauzel was a secondary science strategist in the Donna Independent School District in Donna, Texas. In addition to coordinating a secondary science program for 7,500 students in grades 6 through 12, he also served in several other teaching and supervisory roles in the district.
Tauzel received his Bachelor of Science from Cornell University and a Master in Educational Administration from the University of Texas-Pan American in Edinburg, Texas.