Oceanside says goodbye to longtime staff
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Diane Miller — 19 years
Diane loves words and reading. She is looking forward to the next chapter in her life in the “Windy City,” close to her family.
Dennie Rothman — 32 years
Dennie loves the beach, a great book to read on her Kindle and drinking iced
Bill Kipp — 25 years
Bill Kipp loves race cars, has compassion for dogs and a passion for
Anna Levendel — 25.5 years
Anna rises at 4:30 am every day and calls her sister in Israel. The scholarship that she endows each year to a graduating senior began from a settlement that she was awarded from the Belgian government as compensation for the year she spent in hiding during the Holocaust. Instead of using it for herself, she created the scholarship.
Lynn Fishkind — 21 years
Lynn will forever be known as the “DUSO” (Discover, Understanding Self and Others) lady, using a dolphin character to teach children interpersonal and safety skills. Children loved to be in her friendship groups. Her soothing voice made students and staff feel like everything would be OK.
Fran Slovin — 37 years
Maura McFeely — 26 years
Debbie Lebowitz — 22 years
Debbie exercises daily and is now working with a personal trainer to get in shape for her daughter Amy’s wedding in November. She has a place in Florida where she likes to swim and sunbathe. She enjoys traveling and is involved in a number of fundraisers on behalf of agencies that she has a personal attachment to. She loves attending
Ted Ehrman — 45 years
Ted was well known for his “Ehrmanomics”, which is his special blend of economics that held students to one of the highest standards in the state. You can even find a former Wikipedia page for Mr. Ehrman made by his students that lists some of his nicknames as Squirmin’ Ehrman and the Ehrmanator. Ted shaped students’ understanding of financial literacy for more than 40 years and has passed along his passion for his subject to countless students and teachers alike.
Frank Luisi — 25 years
Frank is the embodiment of the words “colleague” and “gentleman.” When it snowed during the day, he would the ladies from the department to their cars, tell them to turn on the heat and clear the snow from their windows. His kindness extended to the many students he has kept in touch with through the years, who understood the value of the many lessons he taught them.
Elizabeth (Betty) Stracuzzi — 24 years
Betty loves her family, especially the pride she has in her son, Vincent, the doctor. Betty never has one hair out of place even on the windiest days out on the field. She loves to read aloud to the students, especially Junie B. Jones books — and she becomes the character.
Arlene Parker — 34 years
Arlene received her Masters in Russian and Slavic Linguistics. Besides being a social worker, she is also certified to teach Russian and French.
Maryann Arnone — 21.5 years
Rita Kaikow — 40.5 years
Rita loves her dog, Princess. She is President of the Executive Board of the Long Island School Media Association and was a lifetime member of the American Library Association. She was also instrumental in the redesign of the high school Library.
Denise Kass — 23 years
Denise once worked as a clown at parties. She has also been heard saying that her retirement dream job is to serve food samples to
Jack Cohen — 14.5 years
Jack helped keep our buildings operating effectively. He will now be a snowbird and looks forward to spending more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
Ron Schoen — 27 years
Ron plays his xylophone every morning before announcements. He also loves to play the piano. He loves to share new books with staff and children. He thinks the annual 6th grade trip to Frost Valley is great for bonding.
Sharon Ann Katcher — 22 years
Michael Cohen — 37 years
The following staff members were absent from the meeting:
Judith Acker — 21 years