The newest faculty members, hired due to retirements and as leave replacements, were welcomed to the district during a full-day orientation on Aug. 24. 

Throughout the day, information on many topics was shared in order to make the transition to LVCSD as smooth as possible. New hires were given access to their classrooms or offices and introduced to curriculum leaders, colleagues and support staff. 

The new faculty members include James Benedetto, high school media communications; Jamie Cherkis, high school mathematics, Brittany Fassari, Bayville Primary special education; Devon Gallagher, Ann MacArthur Primary librarian; Robby Harris, elementary school psychologist; Brian Kollar, middle school science; Alexander Moir, high school foreign language; and Kristin Smith, high school foreign language. 

The Locust Valley Board of Education, administration and school community look forward to working with these newest members of the faculty and wish them success in the 2015-2016 school year.