Corey McNamara became principal of Elwood-John H. Glenn High School, effective this week.
He succeeds Carisa Burzynski, who became the new assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for the Babylon School District.
McNamara previously served as John Glenn’s assistant principal since July 2018. He previously worked for 14 years as an assistant principal, dean of students, coach and health educator in the Valley Stream Central High School District.
A Levittown resident, he earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education at LIU
Post, a master’s degree in health education at Hofstra University and his district leadership
certification at Stony Brook University.
His appointment was announced at Elwood’s Sept. 1 board meeting.
Suffolk Federal Matches Scholarships
Skyla Fabbricante of East Northport received a $6,275 scholarship from the Lt. Michael P. Murphy Memorial Scholarship, which was matched by Suffolk Federal Credit Union or a total of $12,550. The scholarship was one of nine Suffolk Federal made to Long Island students, totaling $37,500, and ranging from ranging from $2,150 to $6,275.
Whitman Beats Huntington in Boys Soccer
Whitman beat Huntington, 2-1 earlier this week in a hard-fought match on the Wildcats field. The game put the Blue Devils at 4-2 for the season while Whitman went to 4-0-1.
New at Harborfields
A total of 26 educators new to Harborfields Central School District– including teachers, teaching assistants and permanent substitutes– attended the new staff orientation program, held at Oldfield Middle School in August. Welcomed by Superintendent Dr. Rory Manning, the new staff members learned about the district and prepared to meet students.
“We are excited to officially welcome our newest staff members to our Harborfields
family,” Manning said. “These talented professionals are truly child-centered. We are
looking forward to a great year ahead.”
Graduation Measures Panel Named
Members of a panel to advise on high school graduation standards were named this week.
The Graduation Measures Blue Ribbon Commission will be co-chaired by Vice Chancellor Josephine V. Finn and Regent Judith Chin, Commissioner Betty A. Rosa announced. Under the direction of the co-chairs, the 64 members of the Blue Ribbon Commission will explore what a state diploma should signify to ensure educational excellence and equity for every student in New York State. Commission members include educators, administrators, researchers, school counselors, professionals from business and higher education, parents, and students.