There are a few new faces among the ranks of the LVCSD faculty, and thanks to a three-day orientation program, these newest staff members are ready for the first day of school.
New teachers met with representatives from technology, human resources, the business office and department coordinators. Acting Superintendent of Schools Thomas P. Dolan, Ed.D., and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Anthony Davidson welcomed the group, along with other administrators who shared information about their schools and departments.
On day two of their orientation, the teachers climbed aboard a school bus and learned about the community during a tour led by Locust Valley Middle School Principal H. Thomas Hogan. Mr. Hogan pointed out the beautiful scenery within the school district, popular places to grab a quick lunch and shortcuts to make commuting to school a little easier.
Since individuals will be based throughout the district’s schools, they also had time in their own buildings to learn the lay of the land and meet with the principals to learn details that relate to their own specific jobs.
Please welcome the following new staff members and help them feel like members of our community.
Dr. Caryn Cantley, leave replacement psychologist at Locust Valley Intermediate School; Ashley Colasurdo, special education teacher at Locust Valley Middle School; Daniela Coloma, ENL teacher at Locust Valley Middle School/High School; Anne Craven, family and consumer sciences and business teacher at Locust Valley Middle School/High School; Joanna Durante, music teacher at Bayville Elementary School; Ariana Franz, part-time music teacher at Locust Valley Middle School/High School; Elizabeth Gazzini, part-time reading teacher at Bayville Primary School; and Julie Mark, leave replacement special education teacher at Bayville Primary School.
We also welcome two new building administrators this year. Adam Javidi is the assistant principal at Locust Valley Elementary School and Bryan Sarandrea is the coordinator for social studies and business, K-12.
Thomas P. Dolan, Ed.D., will serve as the acting superintendent for the 2019-20 school year. “I am excited to get to know everyone and immerse myself in the business of educating the children of this special community,” Dr. Dolan said. “I am impressed with the new teachers that are joining the district with me, and I am confident we are going to have a successful year on many fronts.”