At the orientation held prior to the opening of the Great Neck Public Schools, new staff was welcomed by Board of Education Trustee Susan Healy, Superintendent Dr. Teresa Prendergast, Assistant Superintendents Dr. Joseph Hickey and Dr. Stephen Lando, new Great Neck Teachers Association (GNTA) President James Daszenski, new Association of Supervisors and Administrators (SAGES) President Sharon Applebaum and other administrators.
Heather Sweet, the new assistant principal at E.M. Baker School, replaces Jeffrey Ryvicker, who was recently appointed school superintendent of the Quogue School District.
New teachers include:
Douglas Kuveke and Lisa Noonan for special education, Stephanie Schmidt and Kimberly Sieh for grade 4 and Melissa Weibman for grade 5 at E.M. Baker School.
At J.F. Kennedy School, Christine Deaner, Kristen Milici, Vanessa Nilsen and Kelly Rosario, all for special education.
Barbara Manzi for special education at the North Shore Hebrew Academy and Mary Terriberry for prekindergarten at Parkville School.
At Saddle Rock School, Rachel Barrer for reading, Jennifer Kerr for speech therapy as well as at North Middle, and Deanna Phillips for special education.
Thomas Hahn for English at North High.
At North Middle School, Melissa Block for Languages Other Than English (LOTE), Alexandra D’Angelo for special education, Jennifer Kerr for speech therapy as well as at Saddle Rock, Jeryl Lehmuller for special education and Tracy Segal as the guidance department head.
Morgan Burk for physical education/health, Lillian Hsiao for English as a New Language (ENL) and Daniel Shadock for mathematics at South High School.
At South Middle School, Yanxia Chen and Sandra Neuwirth for LOTE, Jessica Hemmerdinger and Lindsay Manno for special education and Catherine Sagevick for mathematics.