Phone: (516) 434-4450


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: Bachelor's Master's, Educational Leadership, Doctorate (in progress) Certifications: TESOL, Common Branches, School Building Leader, School District Leader

All About Mrs. Caines-Giralde

What college did you attend?

Hofstra University

How long have you been working in education?

24 years

How long have you been working at David Paterson?

3 months - since July 2st, 2023.

What is your vision as an educator?

I believe the most important factor in education is the creation of authentic bonds and human connection.  Once this bond is formed, the sky’s the limit to endless possibilities of success.  From the words of the late Rita Pierson, “Every child deserves a champion: an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be.”  My goal is to ensure that authentic bonds and connections exist at every level of my leadership with all stakeholders. I will be your CHAMPION, so you can be a CHAMPION to others.

Anything else you'd like to share?

It is an honor to serve as the new principal of David Paterson School. I will go above and beyond in all capacities to ensure that our students succeed - because when they do, we do!!

"Every Child, Every Chance, Every Day: Cultivating champions one child at a time!"

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