Historical Society Honors Superintendent Dr. Kelly

Historical Society Honors Superintendent Dr. Kelly
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Mary T. Kelly was recently presented with the William T. Lauder Award by the Amityville Historical Society at its autumn dinner.

She was selected by the historical society’s board of directors, who recognized Dr. Kelly as a highly-respected educator with numerous, outstanding accomplishments during her tenure as superintendent. They cited her active participation in numerous Amityville organizations and her devotion to providing a quality education for all students. Dr. Kelly is an enthusiastic supporter of the historical society’s educational programs for the district’s youngsters. 

The William T. Lauder Award was established in honor of the third-generation Amityville resident, World War II resident and village historian. The Lauder Museum, a community, cultural and educational institution in the village of Amityville, is named in his honor and features local history exhibits. Dr. Kelly was the sixth recipient of the award since its inception in 2018.

Dr. Kelly began her career as a social studies teacher in East Meadow. She came to Amityville as an assistant superintendent in 2008 and was named superintendent in 2014. 

“Dr. Kelly guides and inspires by her own example, shows her caring with a word of support and her understanding with a smile,” said Ellen Ricciuti, chairwoman of the historical society’s autumn dinner committee. “She embodies Bill Lauder’s leadership, commitment and wisdom, and is an extraordinary and excellent superintendent of the Amityville school system.”