Welcoming New Teachers

New teachers pose for a photo during orientation
The district welcomed new teachers at an orientation held prior to the start of school. The newest members of our Locust Valley school community were given a tour of the schools and plenty of information to help them succeed during the 2018-2019 school year and beyond.

Representatives from the human resources department, business office and technology department met with the teachers in the administration building. Superintendent Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund welcomed the group as well. The new employees then went to their individual schools to meet with their principals.  

The teachers were well prepared for the first day of school and started off successfully. Please welcome the following faculty members when you see them:

Melaina Badalian, high school mathematics; Patrick Barry, high school social studies leave replacement; Allison Basdavanos, elementary speech; Charles Bull, middle school music leave replacement; Abigail Casale, high school English; Louis DeRose, high school science leave replacement; Dr. Melissa Furino, Ann MacArthur Primary School psychologist; Roberto Gutierrez, high school physical education; Deniz Gumusdere, Locust Valley Intermediate School ESL; Thomas Russo, Bayville Primary School special education; Valerie Russo, middle school special education leave replacement; Victoria Shishkoff, Bayville Primary School; and Allison Sidor, Locust Valley Elementary School.