The student news site of Hawthorne High School.

The Clarion

  • Charge upgraded against suspect in Charlottesville rally killing

  • E.U. Leaders Agree to Begin Next Phase of Brexit Talks

  • 'Youthquake' named word of the year by Oxford Dictionaries

Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






When district schools open in September, a pillar of support will be missing: Director of Special Programs, Alexander Pedicone, has retired after a distinguished and successful career.

Pedicone has walked the halls of Hawthorne schools since 1981 when he was hired as a school social worker, working in all five schools. In 1995, he moved into the administrative position of Director of Special Services where he remained for the next 18 years.

During his time in this position, Pedicone has transformed Hawthorne’s Special Services department into a widely admired, high–functioning program. New programs under Pedicone’s watch include the Pre-School ABA program, the Wrap-Around program with a school psychologist in Lincoln Middle School and Hawthorne High School, and the Life Skills program first in the high school then in the middle school and elementary schools. Pedicone also initiated the Public Special Education Committee which led to the reorganization of the elementary school L/LD classes, keeping children in the same school throughout their elementary school years. He also conducted seminars on “Comfort and Sensitivity” for the parents of special needs students at all levels of instruction.

The faculty, staff, administration, and students all wish Mr. Pedicone a well-deserved happy retirement.

 

Print Friendly, PDF & Email

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Community News

    A Festivo Festival: 2017 Spanish Festival

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    HHS News

    New Workshop In the Library

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Community News

    First Year Drum Major

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Community News

    HHS Celebrates Its Diversity with the New Culture Club

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    HHS News

    Paws-A-Tive Photography Contest

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Feature Stories

    Halloween, is There an Age Limit?

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Community News

    The Crucible Finds its Crew Managers and Cast

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Community News

    Here Comes Spirit Week!

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Faculty Profiles

    New Chemistry in Hawthorne High School

  • Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support

    Community News

    Home of the Bears

The student news site of Hawthorne High School.
Alex Pedicone: A Pillar of Support