Joseph Pennacchio has been appointed as the Interim Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics for the Locust Valley Central School District. He replaces Mark Dantuono who held the position for the past nine years.

Mr. Pennacchio worked in the Half Hollow Hills Central School District from 1979-2016, when he retired from his position as District Director of Athletics. He previously served that district as an Assistant Principal, Administrative Assistant, and Physical Education and Health Teacher. In addition, he has coached Varsity Wrestling, Junior Varsity Wrestling and Junior Varsity Baseball.

In his role in the Locust Valley Schools, Mr. Pennacchio will use his vast experience to help the student-athletes and the staff to succeed, both on and off the field. “I look forward to serving the Locust Valley community and getting to know the students, staff and parents,” he said. “I am excited to be part of the community.”