Altermiese Bradley is an educational leader who retired from the New York City Department of Education as an Assistant Principal. She has over 40 years of experience in management, administration, and classroom teaching in racially and linguistically diverse communities across New York State. She was an Assistant Principal in District 75, which serves only special education students in multiple sites across New York City.
Her career in education began as a teacher of grades 6-12, teaching Language Arts, Reading, Math and other subjects when there was a need. She was also a Crisis Intervention Teacher and a Site Coordinator supervising teachers, paraprofessionals and support staff. Working with severely emotionally disturbed middle school students, she learned how to deal with all kinds of extreme behaviors and situations. She also taught Preschool and Adult Education. Prior to teaching, Altermiese was a computer programmer, an Assistant Team Supervisor for machine operators and a file clerk. Skills acquired in these positions were useful in her future as a leader.
As an Assistant Principal, Altermiese supervised special education teachers who taught severely emotionally disturbed and autistic students. She managed the redesign of a low performing school under NY State Review, supervised schools off site, and developed scripts and lesson designs to meet NYC instructional standards. She created a functional curriculum along with academic subjects for pregnant adolescents; conducted staff conferences on Literacy and Math, and conducted study cycles for teachers and administrators.
Altermiese wrote and received a Peer Mediation Grant and a NYS Grant for improved school services for Limited English Proficient Students. As an educator, she created Leadership Coaching and Mentoring of administrators, writing a specialized staff manual. After retiring from the New York City Board of Education, she worked as a Visiting Assistant Professor, teaching Graduate Certification courses to teachers.
Altermiese obtained a B.A. in English from Pace University, an M.Ed. in Elementary Education from Antioch College, an M.S. in Special Education from Adelphi University. She completed Certification Courses in Administration/Supervision from Iona College and the College of New Rochelle. She holds multiple New York City Licenses, and New York State Certification in the areas of School District Administration and School Administration and Supervision