Erica Zigelman is principal of Middle School 322 in New York City, a post she accepted in 2005. As principal, Zigelman holds oversight for all instructional efforts at the school, which under her leadership has enjoyed a number of distinctions. She brings to her role more than three decades of experience within the New York City Department of Education, as well as a comprehensive academic background. A committed member of her profession, she maintains affiliations with organizations such as the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, the New York Academy of Public Educators, and the Lower Hudson Council of Administrative Women in Education.
Since becoming principal, Erica Zigelman has drawn on her qualifications, experience, and education to implement several initiatives for improving students’ performance. In addition to creating curriculum plans in line with standards in the areas of science, math, English, and social studies, she developed a series of academic intervention programs to assist struggling students.
She has also ensured that the teachers under her supervision possess the skills necessary to help their students succeed both by instituting a professional development action plan and by personally leading the workshop Using Data to Inform Instruction. Erica Zigelman’s other accomplishments as principal include overseeing the construction of several science laboratories to provide children with hands-on instruction and introducing New Zealand’s asTTle online assessment program to the classroom.
Erica Zigelman holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education and a Master’s degree in Interrelated Arts in Education from New York University. She additionally obtained her professional diploma in School District Administration from Iona College and completed further training through the New York City Leadership Academy for Aspiring Principals and other organizations. She possesses certification as a New York State Administrator and Supervisor.