skip to main content

VIDEO: Summer Recreation may be over, but the memories will last forever. Take a look at the fun we had this summer!

Logo

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Mini-Theater

The Board of Education will hold a meeting on Thursday, Sept. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the MS/HS Mini-Theater

LVCSD Board of Education Begins New Year

(l-r) Board of Education Vice President Kerian Carlstrom and President Brian T. Nolan
(l-r) Board of Education Vice President Kerian Carlstrom and President Brian T. Nolan
(l-r) Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan and Trustee Jennifer Maselli
(l-r) Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan and Trustee Jennifer Maselli
The Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education held it’s annual reorganizational meeting on July 11. Newly elected trustee Jennifer Maselli was sworn into office along with Brian T. Nolan who was re-elected to the Board. They will both serve three-year terms. Margaret Marchand was sworn into office in May to replace a vacant seat and will serve a one-year term.
 
Mr. Nolan and Kerian Carlstrom were each elected to serve a second term as President and Vice President respectively. The Board will hold its next meeting on August 1, 2018 at 6 p.m. in the district’s administration building at 22 Horse Hollow Road.

LVCSD to Welcome New Administrators

Latest_News_Crest_Slide.jpg
The Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education, at a special meeting on July 19, appointed new staff members to three key positions. Each administrator will join the district prior to the start of the new school year.

Anthony J. Davidson will take on the role of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Mr. Davidson brings experience as the principal of Commack Middle School, where he is also the IB Head of School for their Middle Years Program. His experience with the IB program will be a great asset to the faculty and students in Locust Valley. Mr. Davidson proved himself in the Commack district, starting as a teacher and working his way up to Middle School Principal over a 20-year period. During that time, he held the positions of teacher of English Language Arts, Chairperson of English Language Arts, High School Assistant Principal and currently, Middle School Principal. 

Mr. Davidson said, “I am honored to have been selected as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the distinguished Locust Valley district. I look forward to working with the staff, students and parents who have already shown me that they have an unparalleled dedication to their community, a reputation for developing the whole child and a renowned commitment to academic excellence.”

Patrick DiClemente will serve as the new Locust Valley High School Principal, replacing Kieran J. McGuire who is retiring. Mr. DiClemente is currently the principal at Massapequa High School, a position he has held for two years. For six years prior, he was the Principal at Massapequa Ames High School, the district’s school for ninth-graders. After beginning his career as an English teacher, Mr. DiClemente moved on to serve as Assistant Principal at Oregon Middle School in Medford for two years and then at Robert Cushman Murphy Junior High School in Stony Brook for five years. Mr. DiClemente helped lead Massapequa High School to be named a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence in 2017, and that dedication and expertise will serve the Locust Valley community well. 

Mr. DiClemente said that he is excited about the opportunity to support and celebrate Locust Valley students. “My focus is on providing a challenging, inviting and supportive school experience for the students and all individuals associated with our school. I thank the community, Board of Education, and district staff for welcoming me to Locust Valley.”

Katherine Russo was appointed Supervisor of Transportation. She brings more than 20 years of experience to the position. Ms. Russo is currently the Assistant Transportation Supervisor for Westbury Union Free School District, where she oversees the transportation for 3,500 students. Among other things, she is responsible for routing and scheduling drivers, following all regulations, laws and guidelines regarding student transportation and communicating with parents. Prior to joining Westbury, Ms. Russo worked in the Elmont and Manhasset school districts. Her career began as a bus driver for Locust Valley children. 

“I began my journey in transportation 25 years ago in Locust Valley and I am truly excited to have come full circle and bring back the knowledge I’ve gained to best serve the district’s students,” Ms. Russo said.

The district welcomes the newest members of the staff to our community!

 
 

High School Fall Sports Tryouts Begin Aug. 20

 

High school athletes should mark their calendars for the following dates when team tryouts will begin for fall sports. See attached schedule. Please call the athletic office with any questions at 277-5175.

High School Football Tryouts: Monday, Aug. 20

All Other High School Sports Tryouts: Week of Aug. 27

(Sports include: Girls' Soccer, Boys' Soccer, Girls' Volleyball, Girls' Tennis, Boys' Golf, Boys' Cross Country, Girls' Cross Country, Cheerleading, Field Hockey)

Middle School Tryouts: Week of Sept. 4 
(Sports include: Girls' Soccer, Boys' Soccer, Boys' Cross Country, Girls' Cross Country, Cheerleading, Field Hockey, Football)

Attachments:

VIDEO: Field Day Fun

Logo

Hope Your Summer is as Much Fun as Field Day! 

Class of 2018 Made Their Mark

LVCSD Class of 2018 sits on the stage

The Locust Valley High School Class of 2018 gathered together for the last time to receive their diplomas during a beautiful graduation ceremony marking the milestone. For a high school class that achieved at extraordinary levels, the class as a whole is also known for being kind and giving and talented in a variety of areas.
Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018!
 

Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018!
Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018!
Honored speakers reflected on how graduate Billy Fisher had helped teach them about strength. Billy, who survived a double brain tumor in elementary school, accepted his high school diploma with his class amid applause and cheers. 

High School Principal Dr. Kieran McGuire at his last graduation before his retirement said the Class of 2018 not only made their own memories, but left the faculty with memories as well. He noted memories of Billy Fisher’s “calm acceptance and consistent courage in the face of adversity” as being among those worth mentioning. He also acknowledged that the class included a National Merit Scholarship winner, as well as accomplished athletes, artists and musicians, and would leave behind memories of their smiles and friendships.

Salutatorian Rebecca Finke discussed three of her classmates’ yearbook quotes, one of which was Billy Fisher’s quote from Bob Marley: “In this bright future, you can’t forget your past.” Acknowledging the quote as one that beautifully sums up their time in Locust Valley, Rebecca said, “While our futures are incredibly promising, it is important to remember our foundation.”

Valedictorian Nicholas Chisari spoke of the everlasting impact that Billy Fisher would have on the lives of the entire class. “He is always upbeat, always smiling, always joking and never fails to put a smile on any of our faces,” Nicholas said. “I strongly believe that if all of us had even half the strength, determination and life experience that he has, we would all be successful.” 

Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan encouraged the graduates to look for opportunities to succeed. He pointed out that when he graduated from Locust Valley High School 20 years ago, he had no idea that he would have the opportunity to address the Class of 2018. “What I recommend is that you take advantage of the opportunities that come your way – big, small and everything in between.”

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that the class had earned endless accolades. The list of achievements included more than three out of four students earning Advanced Regents Diplomas, with others earning International Baccalaureate Diplomas and AP Scholar honors. In addition, the high school was named a New York State School of Distinction for the sixth year in a row, an honor merited when every single varsity athletic team earns a grade point average of 90 or better. Dr. Hunderfund further touted the class’s extraordinary accomplishments by noting, “Your collective talents have earned you scholarships that amount to more than $10 million.”

Congratulations to the outstanding Class of 2018

One Chapter Ends and Another Begins for LVCSD Students

Collage of Moving-Up Ceremonies

The district’s fifth-graders and eighth-graders celebrated their accomplishments and officially advanced to middle school and high school during touching moving up ceremonies held during the last week of school. Family, friends, teachers, administratorsand Board of Education members joined together to mark the occasion with speeches that praised their success and offered advice for the next chapters in their education.

At Locust Valley Middle School, the moving up ceremony honored the hard work and dedication of the entire eighth-grade class, who were dressed in green graduation gowns to mark the formal occasion. Board of Education Vice President Kerian Carlstrom addressed the eighth-graders and their guests with inspirational words, while class officers shared their memories of their middle school years. The ceremony also focused on how well prepared the students are to enter high school, thanks to their hard work and the support of faculty, staff and their parents. The eighth-grade select chorus and the seventh-grade band brought musical energy to the ceremony with their performances.

Bayville Intermediate School fifth-graders received praise from Board of Education trustee Sarah Henris, who encouraged them to be all they can be in middle school. The graduates performed multiple songs for their guests, including a song written about Bayville 125 years ago. Bayville Elementary School Principal Scott McElhiney and Assistant Principal Dorothy McManus each told the children how much they would be missed and how much they enjoyed having them in their schools. 

Locust Valley Intermediate School graduates smiled through their fifth-grade moving up ceremony, which included musical numbers and speakers that shared their pride in the students for their incredible growth throughout their six years of elementary school. Board of Education President Brian T. Nolan, a graduate of Locust Valley Intermediate School himself, said he knew firsthand that the faculty had prepared them well for middle school and beyond. Locust Valley Elementary School Principal Dr. Sophia Gary and Assistant Principal Amy Watson both spoke at the ceremony, sharing advice for the future.

At both intermediate schools, children rang the bells signifying the number of years they had been there. This tradition is included in the moving up ceremonies each year. 

Congratulations and good luck to all of the students that moved up!

 

 

BP Students Perform and Remind: Nobody Stands Alone

Group Photo

Second-graders in Carolyn Morales’ class at Bayville Primary School took to the stage to present an adorable version of “The Cheese Stands Alone.” The musical production shared an important lesson about standing up for what you believe in and being a good friend.

The performances from the young actors were convincing as they played the roles of the cat, the farmer, the wife and several varieties of cheese, among other notable characters. With six musical numbers included, the show had everyone tapping their feet along to the beat.

The students were able to shine with the help of many staff members from art and music teachers to the custodial staff and most importantly the dedication of Mrs. Morales.

 

Kindergarten Celebrations!

Students singing

Tears of joy and pride rolled down the faces of kindergarten parents as they watched their children celebrate the completion of their first year of school. At Ann MacArthur Primary School and Bayville Primary School, kindergarteners dressed in their best clothes smiled big and sang songs about growing up.

Classroom teachers and music teachers worked together to help the children perform for their families in the schools’ multipurpose rooms. Although there are still officially a few days left of school, when the singing was done, the children were congratulated for completing kindergarten.

See the slideshow below for photos from both schools.

Driving Home Dangers of Distracted Driving

Student sitting at simulator
Student sitting at simulator
Student sitting at simulator
Student sitting at simulator
Student sitting at simulator
Students signed the banner
High school juniors and seniors experienced the dangers of distracted and impaired driving without the actual danger during a program sponsored by the SADD Club. The club brought the international Save a Life Tour to the school to impress upon students what can happen when a driver is under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or texting behind the wheel.

This safe driving awareness program began with a presentation that included personal stories of those that lost loved ones through either distracted or impaired driving accidents. Following the presentation, students were invited to jump in the driver’s seat of highly advanced simulators set up in the mini-theater. After strapping on their seatbelts, turning the key in the ignition and putting the car in drive, these young drivers began their journeys. They started out driving well, stopping at red lights, following the speed limit and respecting the laws of the road. Then, the simulator gradually took away their control and their cars were speeding, hitting curbs, going through stop signs and red lights and often crashing. During the texting simulation, each driver was given a mobile phone and told to respond to the text messages they received. When doing so, their cars were swerving, hitting other cars and driving off the road.

“The simulation is a very sobering experience for the students, reminding them that they have no control under these circumstances,” said SADD Club Adviser Adriana Marin. She said the program, which she co-advises with Kristen Sylvan, was first at the high school two years ago, and is an important and effective tool in teaching new drivers the dangers of driving while impaired or distracted.

Fair Focuses on STEM

Two boys show off their project

A second-grade class at Bayville Primary School recently worked to complete challenges using the STEM skills they learned throughout the year. Each challenge involved various aspects of each STEM subject – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. 

Working collaboratively in pairs, the students in Dani Schatz’s class used trial and error, failing at times and discovering that their mistakes were helping to lead them to success. How to drop an egg without it breaking, making a working roller coaster, building a fast-traveling bus and developing a structure that could float were among the many projects the class completed and then presented at their STEM Fair held in the school’s multipurpose room.

Ms. Schatz said the students worked on smaller challenges throughout the year, building up their skills and then bringing everything they learned together for a bigger project that they worked on for a longer period of time. For the STEM fair, the young scientists created posterboards describing their projects, which incorporated other parts of the curriculum such as vocabulary, writing, art and public speaking, that the children presented to the parents and students who visited each booth.

“The goal of this aspect of the project was for students to learn how to present information clearly and concisely, as well as summarize their experience,” Ms. Schatz said. “Students also had to take into account the audience they were presenting to. They knew that they would present information differently to their parents than they would to a kindergartner.”

Bayville Elementary Schools Assistant Principal Dorothy McManus said the STEM fair brought many aspects of the second-grade curriculum together beautifully. “The students honed their skills in many areas, learning that the subjects we teach them all interconnect.”

 

 

Musical Accolades Across the District

Group photo
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students holding certificates
Students performing
Students performing

Student musicians throughout the Locust Valley Central School District are performing their way to the top. Members of bands, orchestras and choruses have proven that Locust Valley musicians have talent! The Board of Education honored these musicians at its June 7 meeting.

Music in the Parks
On April 28, the Locust Valley High School Music Department competed at the Six Flags Music in the Parks Festival. Participants were adjudicated by judges from across the country and each performing ensemble was rated superior, excellent, good, fair, or poor and ranked within their ensemble classification.  The Locust Valley awards were as follows:

The string orchestra, under the direction of Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina was awarded First Place, Excellent Rating.  
The concert band, under the direction of Vincent Guerra and Lisa Conti was awarded Second Place, Excellent Rating.  
The concert chorale, under the direction of Allison Hungate Wood and Jessica Pezdan was awarded First Place, Superior Rating.  


NYSSMA Majors

Four groups participated in the NYSSMA Majors Music Festival at Hofstra University. Each ensemble performed three pieces and was adjudicated by two judges. The awards were as follows:

Middle School Concert Band directed by Vinny Guerra and Lisa Conti earned Gold with Distinction.
High School Chamber Singers directed by Allison Hungate Wood earned Silver
Sixth Grade Orchestra directed by AnnMarie Buonaspina earned Gold
Middle School Orchestra directed by Marc Yavoski and AnnMarie Buonaspina earned Gold



Lincoln Center Summer Internship

Three Locust Valley High School students were accepted for a summer internship at Lincoln Center. Senior Leonardo D'Auria-Gupta and Juniors Sophie Matthaei and Timothy Peguillan. The summer program, Middle School Arts Audition Boot Camp, is a partnership between Lincoln Center Education, Carnegie Hall, and the NYC Department of Education.  The student interns will support the teachers, teaching artists and students involved in the summer program. 


Long Island String Festival
The following students participated in the Long Island String Festival (LIFSA) this spring:

Bayville Intermediate School: Ciaran Bowden, bass and Abigale Maselli, cello.
Locust Valley Intermediate School: Sophia Koler, violin.
Locust Valley Middle School: Gianna Palleschi, violin; John D’Addario, bass; Tessa Hutton, violin.
Locust Valley High School: Hannah FitzGerald, bass; Nils Coffey, bass; Nicholas Siconolfi, violin.


All-County Musicians
Students listed below performed in the Nassau Music Educators Association All-County Music Festival. They were selected for the festival based on their New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) evaluations and teacher recommendations. 

Bayville Intermediate School: Owen Pye, band,;Kathryn Constantin, chorus; Julianna DiLorenzo, chorus; Caleigh Encarnacion, chorus; Lauren Hoy, chorus; Ciaran Bowden, orchestra; Molly Bowden, orchestra; Abigail Maselli, orchestra.

Locust Valley Intermediate School: Sara Nearenberg, band; Mia Goodman, chorus; Rani Kapoor, chorus; Sofia Maragos, chorus; Hailey Martin, chorus; Julia Siegel, chorus; Alexander Kanter, orchestra; Sophia Kohler, orchestra; Andrew Wieman, orchestra. 

Middle School: Aidan Moran, band; Olivia Cody, chorus; Brett Dailis, chorus; Claire Sellars, chorus; Ava Titus, chorus; John D’Addario, orchestra; Tessa Hutton, orchestra; Kieran Moran, orchestra.

High School: Ashley Capozzi, chorus; Nils Coffey, orchestra; Hannah FitzGerald, orchestra; Matthew Guerra, band; Timothy Peguillian, chorus; Noah Pietrafesa, band; Nicholas Siconolfi, orchestra.

LVCSD Honors Employees for Service to District

Honorees
The Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education celebrated 21 employees who are retiring or have hit service milestones during a special dinner in their honor on June 11.

Each year, the district honors those who have worked for 25-, 30-,35- and 40-years. Board of Education members shared speeches touting their successes and thanking them for their dedication. Outgoing Board of Education trustee Erika Bruno was also honored at the event for her 12 years of volunteer service.

Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said the event is bittersweet. “While we are thrilled to honor our retirees, we are losing dedicated, valued employees who are difficult to replace and will be missed on a professional and personal level.” She added that she hopes the service honorees will continue on with the district for many more years.

Congratulations to the following honorees:

Retirees
Mauricio Gallardo
Carolyn Keys
Dolores Lippe
Jennie Lupinski
Kieran McGuire
JoAnn Morley
Thomas Morra
Andrew Murphy
Janet Ratner
Sandra Riccardo
Jeanne Salazar

35-Year Anniversary
Sandra Riccardo
Lynn Youngs

30-Year Anniversary
Juana Adames
Janice Cassone
Mauricio Gallardo
Erin Keys
Irene Leahy

25-Year Anniversary
Charles Boyle
Mark Kardonsky
Catherine Kemp
Lisa Kleinberg

Service to the Board of Education
Erika Bruno

LVHS Senior Earns National Merit Scholarship

Brooke DiSpirito
Locust Valley High School senior Brooke DiSpirito has been named a National Merit Scholarship winner, receiving her scholarship from Northeastern University. Brooke is one of only 3,500 high school seniors nationwide to receive a university-sponsored National Merit Scholarship.

Brooke was among 16,000 students chosen in the fall as a semifinalist from 1.6 million high school juniors based on her 2016 PSAT scores. She then was among 15,000 high school students to advance to the finalist stage this spring after submitting a detailed application and an essay including information about her extracurricular activities, awards and leadership positions.

The National Merit Scholarship Corporation states that its sponsors join them to enhance the educational opportunities for America’s scholastically talented youth and to encourage the pursuit of excellence.

Congratulations to Brooke on this elite accomplishment!

LVCSD Appoints New Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics

Danielle Turner
The Locust Valley Central School District Board of Education at its June 7 meeting appointed Dr. Danielle Turner to the position of Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics, beginning July 9, 2018.
 
Dr. Turner brings to the district experience gained in the Port Jefferson Union Free School District, where she held the same position. Prior to that, she was the Assistant Principal at North Country Road Middle School in Miller Place and the Assistant Principal for Eastern Suffolk BOCES Sayville Academic Center and Premm Learning Center. Prior to becoming an administrator, Dr. Turner held the position of Physical Education teacher in Longwood Central School District.
 
Dr. Turner earned a Doctor of Education in educational administration and supervision at St. John’s University, Oakdale Campus; a Master of Science in school building and school district administration at Touro College, Bay Shore Campus; a Master of Arts in liberal studies and an athletic administration and coaching health certification at Stony Brook University; and a Bachelor of Science in physical education at the State University of New York College at Cortland, where she had a minor in sports management.
 
In addition to her experience and education, Dr. Turner is DASA certified, is a crisis prevention certified instructor, first aid and CPR certified instructor and a certified personal trainer.
 
Locust Valley Central School District Superintendent of Schools Dr. Anna F. Hunderfund said that Dr. Turner will be a wonderful addition to the district. “After an extensive search for the right candidate, I am sure that Dr. Turner will be a
​valuable​ asset to Locust Valley and will bring experience, innovation and enthusiasm to ​her role as Director.” Dr. Hunderfund said that Dr. Turner made quite an impression on members of the hiring committee, who felt she was going to be a great fit for the community.
 
“It is truly an honor to have been chosen to lead the Locust Valley Health, Physical Education and Athletic Departments. I am both humbled and honored to join a school system with a rich history of academic and athletic excellence,” said Dr. Turner said. “I can assure the students, staff and community that I will work diligently to uphold and enhance the ideals of the Locust Valley Central School District as a great place to live, learn, grow and play. I look forward to working with the talented staff, and I am confident that together, we can build upon the already strong foundation that exists throughout the district.”


LVCSD Email Database Opt-In

Residents without children in the schools may opt to receive email updates on meetings, budget information and other school news by submitting their email address to us by clicking here.