Thursday, 27 June 2013 00:00
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.