2017-05-17 / Front Page

Massapequa School District gives 23 teachers tenure

Massapequa Superintendent of Schools Lucille F. Iconis, far left, congratulated the district’s tenure recipients at a reception on May 18.Massapequa Superintendent of Schools Lucille F. Iconis, far left, congratulated the district’s tenure recipients at a reception on May 18.The Massapequa School District Board of Education permanently welcomed 23 people to the family after granting them tenure at the May 18 meeting. The staff members successfully completed their probationary periods.

Administrators receiving tenure were East Lake Elementary School Assistant Principal Bryan Piotrowski, Executive Assistant for Guidance Paul Weber and Secondary Committee on Special Education Chairwoman Michelle Provenzano. Teachers included William Chlystun (Berner Middle School, social studies), Angela Czypinski (high school, special education), Tara Gonzalez (Lockhart Elementary School, library media specialist), Kathryn Zaffuto (Berner, math) and Marian Zedalis (Birch Lane, special education).

The following teacher assistants also were awarded tenure: Birch Lane Elementary School: Carolyn Azzariti and Susan Jones; East Lake Elementary School: Lori Mott and Tara Troise; Fairfield Elementary School: Elizabeth Iurillo; McKenna Elementary School: Bridget Kramer, Sonia Quadrino; Unqua Elementary School: Cindy Lichtwar, Krystle Pellicano, Susan Risola, Kathleen Sullivan and Geraldine Woll; Berner Middle School: Glenn Stockwell; High school, Ames campus: Grazia Exarchou and High school, main campus: Johann Greene

Board of Education President Maryanne Fisher said that receiving tenure marks an important step in their professional lives, demonstrates their strong work ethic and reflects their willingness to uphold the district’s mission of educating the whole child. Superintendent Lucille F. Iconis added that, after parents, educators are the most influential people in the lives of children and the district entrusts them with this great responsibility.  

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