MEET OUR ADMINISTRATIVE TEAM
Principal Siracuse began his teaching career in 2004 as a teacher at then P.S.176X, now P.S.596X ( P.S. 176X was divided into 2 schools due to it's large size). Having always had a strong passion for students with autism and special needs, Mr. Siracuse applied to the NYC Teaching Fellows program after graduating Fordham University. Mr. Siracuse completed a masters in special education through the NYC Teaching Fellows at Mercy College and a second masters in school leadership at the College of Saint Rose. Having worked as a teacher, a unit coordinator ( the year we opened our 498x site) and as an assistant principal, Mr. Siracuse absolutely loves the 596x school community and has a real interest in creative programming and involving our families throughout the elementary experience. John loves his dog, Napa and his family!
Assistant Principal Tim Currie has been with 596X since its founding in 2018. A school administrator since 2012, Tim has almost two decades of experience as a special educator- as a teacher, unit coordinator, and assistant principal with 176X. Guiding him through his professional journey has been a steadfast commitment to serving the needs of students with autism and their families.
He currently supports our 498 site in the Morris Park section of the Bronx. When he is not in school, Tim enjoys spending time with his family¸ cooking, going to concerts, and hiking.
Eleni Parisi began teaching at P176X in 2009. She taught in both 6:1:1 and began the inclusion program at our 498 site.
In 2013, Eleni transitioned to her role as a curriculum coach. Eleni supported teachers in both 498 and THS , Eleni began the B.A.R.K. Bucks PBIS initiative at THS and hosted various events and fun activities for the THS students. In 2015, Eleni began her role as an Assistant Principal at the 178 site. Eleni enjoys organizing parent engagement events, curriculum planning with teachers and especially loves to see her students’ progress both academically and socially!
Eleni lives in Westchester County with her husband and two children. She enjoys spending time with family, cooking healthy meals and traveling.
Rebecca Miles has been an Assistant Principal with P596X since November of 2021. Originally from Preston, CT, she received a B.S. in Interior Design from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Massachusetts. After a long stint working for Blue Man Group as a Production Assistant, she made her way to NYC. In 2010, she started her teaching career in District 75 via the NYC Teaching Fellows. Prior to joining the P596X community, she worked for almost 12 years at 721X. There, she taught students in a 6:1:1 ratio, and later became the school's Instructional Coach. Ms. Miles holds an M.S.Ed. in Special Education, and an M.S.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Administration. Over her career, Ms. Miles has successfully implemented structured learning environments, helped to provide each student with an appropriate method of communication, and skillfully worked in curriculum development. These things remain an important part of her role as an administrator. Outside of P596X, Ms. Miles is an avid cook and can be found with her husband traveling to different areas within her beloved New England.