Dr. Kelly Named Educator of the Year

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Dr. Mary T. Kelly, superintendent of the Amityville Union Free School District, has been named Educator of the Year by United North Amityville Youth Organization. She will be honored at an awards dinner on Saturday, Sept. 24.

Dr. Kelly joined the district in 2008 as an assistant superintendent and became the superintendent in 2014. As superintendent, Dr. Kelly oversees a district of approximately 3,200 students from North Amityville, Amityville and East Massapequa, as well as 650 employees.

“Dr. Kelly was chosen for this honor due to her care, commitment, dedication and steadfast support to the children and families of our community,” said Sonji Crawford-Clark, executive director of UNAYO. “She is an extraordinary leader who makes a difference by striving to bring out the best in all.”

UNAYO offers academic, cultural, leadership and recreational programs for youth ages 5 to 18. UNAYO is also a strategic partner in the district’s 21st Century Learning Center, and provides afterschool programs in character education, bullying awareness and prevention, and martial arts. Dr. Kelly is instrumental in cultivating and supporting this relationship.

“I am very thankful to have UNAYO as a partner in our shared mission to provide our children with every opportunity for achievement, growth and success," Dr. Kelly said. “It is an honor to have been chosen for this recognition by such a wonderful organization which gives so much to the children and families of our community.”