13 Amityville Educators Earn Tenure

13 Amityville Educators Earn Tenure Photo
The Amityville Board of Education awarded tenure to 13 staff members at its monthly meeting on April 19.

Three administrators received tenure including Edward Plaia, principal of Edmund W. Miles Middle School; Kristy Pagliari, assistant principal of the middle school; and Sandra Parmentier, assistant administrator for pupil personnel services and special education.

Teachers earning tenure were Jennifer Ellis (high school, science); Christopher Gannon (high school, health); Ally Kretz (special education, middle school); William Kretz (high school, special education); Krystle Kuletsky (Park Avenue, special education); Kelly Morenus (high school, social studies); Sylvin Ramgadoo (Northwest, third-grade); Jack Zider (middle school, social studies); and Corey Zwerling (high school, mathematics). Teacher assistant Lauren Baum also received tenure, and the board also recognized Park Avenue ENL teacher Nicole Steinberg who earned it in January.

Superintendent Dr. Mary T. Kelly said all probationary employees go through a rigorous review process and everyone awarded tenure is well-deserving. “I am so pleased to call them my colleagues,” she said, “and so proud of the work they’ve done.”

The recipients were also congratulated by leaders from the Amityville Teachers Assoication and the Amityville Administrators Association.