Elwood Educators Celebrated

Elwood Educators Celebrated

The Board of Education dedicated a portion of their last meeting of the 2018-19 school year to honoring the teachers and administration being awarded tenure, as well as this year’s retirees and 25-year employees.

Administrators, faculty members, and loved ones of those being honored filled the middle school auditorium to celebrate these special members of the district’s community. Each honoree was personally recognized and thanked by one of their building’s administrators, as well as Superintendent Dr. Kenneth Bossert and a member of the Board of Education.

Retiring staff and faculty members were commended for dedicating their lives to educating students, for being a shining light within their school, and for never losing sight of each child individually. Those recognized included Domenick Abbate, Constance Alibrandi, John Day, Francesca Layne, and Doreen O’Brien.

Trophies for serving the school district for 25 years were presented to Amy Chiarello, Jennifer Decker, Elizabeth Derr, and Rosalia Sangiorgio.

Lastly, 11 educators were honored for being granted tenure, including Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Maureen Hull. Additional educators recognized included Lauren Bove, Nicole Correia, Elenda Ferriolo, Erica Girodano, Richard Greening, Jonathan Guercio, Samantha Heuer, Cheri Murcott, Kristen Romanchuk, and Leslie Seilback.

Board of Education Student Liaison Annie Song was also recognized for her excellent service to the Board during the 2018-19 school year. Both Dr. Bossert and Board of Education President Julia Fried praised her for the thoroughness of her monthly reports, and expressed confidence in the greatness she will accomplish in college and beyond.

Congratulations, all!