A ‘Super’ Conference Day

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While students were enjoying their last day of summer, district administrators, teachers and staff members gathered to participate in the district’s annual Superintendent’s Conference Day on Aug. 31.

Congregated in the Amityville Memorial High School auditorium, staff members from the district’s five school buildings were a captive audience as Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary T. Kelly extended words of welcome and introduced members of the Board of Education, building administrators and new faculty. In her address, Dr. Kelly provided a recap of accomplishments from the 2014-15 school year and discussed the new and expanding academic and extracurricular programs that have been implemented for the 2015-16 school year.

Following warm remarks by Board of Education President Ronald Moss, the audience was treated to keynote addresses from Carlton S. Ashby, an educational speaker focused on developing the internal motivation of 21st-century students, and Dr. John W. Hodge, an educational consultant and co-founder of the Urban Learning and Leadership Center.

“The positive energy that everyone brings to the first day of school is really contagious, as we recommit ourselves and join together for one common purpose: the academic, social and emotional well-being of our children,” said Dr. Kelly.