W.H teacher earns doctorate in instructional leadership


If you listen to administrative officials in West Hempstead you will learn much about fourth grade teacher Ailene Cavaliere.

They say that if you walk into her classroom, more often than not you’ll be bombarded with an energetic and high-pitched, “Morning Mrs. Cavaliere.”

Recently, however, something changed in the way students address the teacher, who has been teaching in the district for more than ten years, because on April 3, Mrs. Cavaliere became Dr. Cavaliere.

For the past three years, Cavaliere has been working on completing her Ed.D. in instructional leadership at St. John’s University. Her degree is the culmination of years of high-level education that began more than 18 years ago.

Graduating with her bachelor’s degree from St. John’s, Cavaliere moved on to Stony Brook University where she earned a master’s degree in Educational Technology.

More recently, Dr. Cavaliere traveled to the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts where in 2007 she was awarded a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Educational Leadership.