Educational leader Erica Zigelman is an accomplished teacher and administrative director, as well as a member of the New York City Department of Education since 1979. Presently, she serves Middle School 322 as Principal, a position she has held for more than seven years. Erica Zigelman's expertise includes program development and administration, strategic planning, staff development, mentoring, student assessments, standards-based curriculum development, budget management, and grant writing. Throughout her career, Erica Zigelman received numerous accolades for her achievements in educational leadership. Most recently, she earned a position on the nationally recognized "Biltmore's Who's Who Professionals" list. During her tenure as Principal of Middle School 322, Ms. Zigelman also received the CSA Principal's Performance Bonus for School Improvement and Exemplary Student Achievement for the 2005-2006 and 2006-2007 school years. Additional recent honors include the 2010 Cohort Cahn Fellows for Distinguished Principals award, and the LEAP Lead Mentor Principal award for 2010-2012. Erica Zigelman is a graduate of New York University, holding a Master of Arts in Interrelated Arts in Education, and a Bachelor of Arts in Science in Music Education. She also holds Educational Leadership credits from the Bank Street College of Education, and a Professional Diploma of School District Administration from Iona College. Furthermore, Ms. Zigelman is certified as a Permanent New York State School District Administrator and as a New York State Administrator and Supervisor. A long-standing professional of the educational sector, Erica Zigelman is a member of the New York Academy of Public Educators, the Lower Hudson Council of Administrative Women in Education, and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.