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Letter: Thank You Syosset – Farewell From Trustee Marc Herman

First, as an aside, you all know I have been studying for my Masters in Health Care Ethics. I am two classes away from the 30 credits to get my Masters. I found out today that North Shore University Hospital/Long Island Jewish Medical Center invited me to join their Medical Ethics Committee.  It was one of my goals after getting my Masters.

In these past 21 years that I have been involved in public education, everything I did has been first and foremost for the children. As I have said many times, my litmus test has always been, is it good for the children. It has been an interesting, challenging and rewarding job. I will continue to be available to the district and the children and of course to our Board members to give suggestions and help in whatever way I can.  As the New York Islanders Team dentist, you will always be able to find me at Islander home games.  My experiences with professionals on all levels of the District have added to my admiration of the quality of education being produced here in Syosset.  Every member of the faculty and staff care about the children and have each made their mark in preparing our students for the future.

I would like to thank my wife Hillary and my sons Jason, Corey & Zachary for allowing me the many, many hours away from home that it took to do this job correctly.  I would like to thank Dr. Hankin and her administration for our years of partnership together.  Her leadership, innovation and openness to new ideas have helped make Syosset the nationally ranked district it is today.  

I have stated many times, she is the heart and soul of our district. The thousands of students who have passed through the district are the true testament of Syosset’s success. To all faculty, staff, my current and past Board members, thank you for serving alongside me as we worked to give our children the best possible education and life experiences available.  And to my fellow community members, thank you for allowing me the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of your family. I will always be grateful for the time I have spent on the Board and for the experiences I have gained. Together, we truly have made a difference.  

Thank you,

Marc Herman


Eight students from Jericho High School, the largest number of students from any school on Long Island this year, are among the 300 semifinalists picked from 1,800 entrants nationally and overseas in the annual Intel Science Talent Search.

Brookville’s Green Vale School students were featured in the September/October 2013 issue of Sport Rocketry, the official journal of the National Association of Rocketry.

The seventh-grade students competed nationally at the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) last May in Virginia and were the youngest rocket scientists competing. They were also the only team from Long Island that qualified to enter the competition and one of only two teams from New York State.


The Syosset Braves 11-year-old football team recently won the Superbowl Championship Game against the Rosedale Jets with a final score of 13 to 0.

The Farrell & Schmidt Ho Ho Ho 5-Kilometer Run started and finished at the John F. Kennedy Middle School in Bethpage on Dec. 21. The top local finisher was Tim Mahony of Syosset, who scored in 11th place overall and third in the 15 to 19 age group.

Other locals winning awards in this year’s Ho Ho Ho Run were Gina Ferraro of Syosset (2nd woman, 35-39 age group), Patty Santella of Syosset (3rd woman, 45-49 age group), Kim Solomine of Syosset (2nd woman, 55-59 age group).


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