NEW ROCHELLE, NY -- Twenty-four faculty members and administrators were celebrated for achieving tenure at the New Rochelle Board of Education meeting on Tuesday.
During the ceremony in the Linda E. Kelly Theatre, each tenure recipient stood, one after the other, to be praised by his or her school principal.
Faculty members generally achieve tenure after two or three years, depending on whether they had been granted tenure at another district before joining New Rochelle's faculty.
"These tenured faculty and administrators are well deserving of their accomplishment," said schools Superintendent Dr. Brian Osborne. "They have proven that they are tremendous assets to our school district, our community, and most importantly, to our students."
The faculty members had achieved tenure earlier and were being recognized in the annual ceremony:
Albert Leonard Middle School
Larene Del Guercio, Art Teacher
Barnard Early Childhood Center
Kathryn Scherhaufer, Educational Technology Teacher
Columbus Elementary School
Blanca Martinez, Elementary School Teacher; and Hugh Stuart, Music Teacher
Daniel Webster Elementary School
Kelly Mustich, Elementary School Teacher; Sara Sperling, Art Teacher; Rachel Long, School Social Worker; and Gregory Middleton, Assistant Principal
Isaac E. Young Middle School
Lana Ferraro, Special Education Teacher; Joanna Fusco, Music Teacher; Christopher Lowry, Carpentry Teacher; Melissa Szymanowski, Special Education Teacher; and Susan Nunez, Teaching Assistant
Jefferson Elementary School
Michelle Memoli, School Psychologist; and Theresa Rizzuto, Elementary School Teacher
New Rochelle High School
Sandra Arcese, School Psychologist; Max Bernstein, Biology Teacher; Carolyn Carter, Teaching Assistant; Pamela Hallman-Johnson, Special Education Teacher; and Lindsay McMorrow, Special Education Teacher
Trinity Elementary School
Deirdre Dillon, Elementary School Teacher
William B. Ward Elementary School
Margaret Blaney, Elementary School Teacher; Nikaulis Harrinarine, Spanish Teacher; and Nicole Itri, Elementary School Teacher