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Warwick Valley kicks off school year with teacher, staff convocation 

on September 3, 2019

Warwick Valley students are dusting off their backpacks, double checking their school supply lists and finalizing their back-to-school outfits in preparation for the first day back on Thursday, Sept. 5.

Before students return to school, Warwick Valley Central School District faculty and staff gathered at the high school on Tuesday, Sept. 3, to meet their new colleagues, celebrate career milestones and begin preparing for the arrival of students.

In addressing new and returning district employees, Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Leach pledged to continue celebrating and supporting the work that teachers have done to make Warwick the county’s premiere district. 

Becoming a unified district through a unified set of goals was the directional theme incorporated into this year’s convocation. Much of the conversation was centered on the District’s “Portrait of a Graduate,” a guide that will be utilized by Warwick educators as a target toward developing a meaningful curriculum for its students. 

Developed by parents, students, teachers, administrators and board members as part of the District’s #TheirFuture initiative, Warwick Valley’s Portrait of a Graduate serves a collective vision that guides the district’s strategic vision for the redesign of the overall educational experience for its students. 

The portrait, Dr. Leach added, will serve as a long-term guide that administrators and teachers will keep at the forefront of their minds as they make decisions this school year and in years to come.

In addition, Dr. Leach presented commemorative pins to the following staff members who reached service milestones in the District. 

5 Years of Service

A group of teachers smile after receiving their service pins for dedication to the district.

  • Gina Buffardi 
  • Kira Hudson 
  • Patricia Insignares 
  • Paul Lang 
  • Jon Mausling 
  • George McManus 
  • Michael Stolt 
  • Amanda Underinger 
  • James Yap

10 Years of Service

A group of teachers smile after receiving their service pins for dedication to the district.

  • Denis Barden 
  • Julie-Anne Helmrich 
  • Timothy Holmes
  • Kathleen Leahey 
  • August Malillo 
  • Ann Megnin 
  • Suzanne Proulx 
  • Diane Russo 
  • Peter Scheuermann 
  • Russell Vance

15 Years of Service

  • Susan Baisley 
  • Dawn Barber 
  • Stefanie Beach 
  • Catherine Bloomer 
  • Gemma Bruckner 
  • Kristin Cronk 
  • Melissa Digiantommaso 
  • Mary Dolan 
  • Herman Eurich 
  • Doreen Faliski 
  • Joy Fuca 
  • Joelle Haggerty
  • Darcy Halbig 
  • Julie Hornbeck 
  • Alexia Kaval 
  • Kevin McGovern 
  • Darren Morse 
  • Ryan Muelbauer 
  • Maurizio Muscia 
  • Mary Ann Niblo 
  • Nicole Rose 
  • Julie Sekelsky 
  • Kirk Thomas
  • Melissa Troup 
  • Karen Thompson

20 Years of Service

A group of teachers smile after receiving their service pins for dedication to the district.

  • Maureen Baumann 
  • Jennifer Bengel 
  • David Bisnett 
  • Nancy Delaney 
  • Johanna Fischer
  • Melissa Gerczak 
  • Lorraine Giarratano 
  • Alison Gray 
  • Noreen Hanson 
  • Wayne Klempner 
  • Karen Laiso 
  • Catherine Lowry 
  • Laura Miller 
  • James O’Brien 
  • Rebecca Ranghelli 
  • Jason Wickham

25 Years of Service

A group of teachers smile after receiving their service pins for dedication to the district.

  • Mary Carpino 
  • Shelley Carr 
  • Kathleen Flansburg 
  • Pamela Gergley 
  • Edward Mesic 
  • Patricia Patterson 
  • Beverley Rice 
  • Gregory Sirico 
  • Lori Sirico 
  • Kathleen Smith

30 Years of Service

A group of teachers smile after receiving their service pins for dedication to the district.

  • Patricia DuBois 
  • Gwen Garcia 
  • Lisa Ramus 
  • Louise Silver

 

 

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