The Lynbrook Board of Education met on June 12 for the final meeting of the school year to acknowledge student achievement, approve tenure for six staff members and announce a key administrative appointment.
The evening began on a celebratory note, as Lynbrook South Middle School seventh-grader Koby Lazar was honored for receiving a national award of merit in musical composition in the National PTA Reflections Program.
The next order of business was to announce the tenure appointments of teachers Joan Kearon, Katherine Kelly, Sarah Jane Marques, Paul Rotstein and Rachel Tiran and teaching assistant Alyse Wolber.
Interim Superintendent of Schools/Assistant Superintendent for Business Dr. Melissa Burak, who has been appointed to serve as superintendent of schools effective July 1, explained another change that will be taking place as of July 1.
In order to better meet the administrative needs of the district, the position of assistant superintendent for business will be replaced with a new position, assistant superintendent for finance, operations and information systems. In addition, the position of director of communications, technology and library-media services will be replaced with the new position of instructional technology coordinator. Dr. Burak explained that the instructional technology coordinator will focus specifically on using technology in the classroom.
After the board approved the creation of the new positions, board members unanimously approved the appointment of Dr. Paul Lynch, the district’s current director of communications, technology and library-media services, to serve as the new assistant superintendent for finance, operations and information systems.
Board President Catherine Papandrew welcomed newly elected board member Heather Hanson, who will officially join the board at its July 2 reorganization meeting. Ms. Papandrew also thanked retiring board member William Kayen for his six years of dedicated service to the Lynbrook School District.