School District 21 is one step closer to having a new leader.
City Department of Education (DOE) officials are now conducting the C-30 process, which would result in the appointment of a new community superintendent. Ann Marie Lettieri-Baker recently left the post to take an administrative job at the DOE’s Tweed headquarters.
According to Yoketing Eng, president of District 21’s Community Education Council (CEC), the DOE will likely appoint Isabel DiMola, who is currently serving as interim acting superintendent.
“She was previously the superintendent of high schools in Queens,” Eng said.
When appointing DiMola to that post in 2008, schools Chancellor Joel Klein said she “demonstrated a real passion for education and a strong ability for supporting schools and school leaders.”
DiMola has served as principal of Richard R. Green High School of Teaching in Manhattan.
As District 21’s community superintendent, DiMola would be responsible for overseeing and supporting public schools in Coney Island and Bensonhurst.
Eng believes DiMola would be up to the task.
“She seems proactive and full of energy. I think she’ll do well,” Eng said.
DiMola could not be reached for comment for this story.