Sylvia Roccia has been part of the academy since its inception in 2009. Mrs. Roccia taught second and third grade until she became the Early Childhood Director at the academy in 2017 until 2020. She previously taught several grades at St. Anastasia School for 5 years. Mrs. Roccia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Queens College in Elementary and Early Childhood Education, and a Master’s degree as a Reading Specialist from Birth to Second Grade from St. John’s University. During the summer of 2010, Mrs. Roccia attended a summer institute offered by the teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. She received her professional degree in School Building Leadership from Fordham University through the Diocese of Brooklyn’s St. Frances Cabrini Leadership Institute – Aspiring Principal’s Program in the spring of 2020 and was named Associate Principal in the fall of 2021.