SWR Retirees Recognized

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The Shoreham-Wading River Board of Education recognized the service of four retirees during the last Board meeting for the school year.

Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Brian Heyward introduced building principals who touted the special efforts of instructional materials assistant Patricia Reilly, music teacher Paula Albertfranz, head custodian Walter Danowski and sixth-grade teacher Anne DeSimone, before their families, friends and colleagues.

Miller Avenue Principal Christine Carlson commended Reilly for her tireless efforts in getting the library organized for each academic year and making it a warm and inviting place for students. She also spoke of the influence music teacher Albertfranz has had on the thousands of children she has worked with in her 32 years of teaching throughout the district. WRES Principal Lou Parrinello praised Danowski for his dedication and integral role in keeping the children of the district safe. He was lauded for helping to oversee special events, the merging of the elementary schools and the completed bond projects including the new cafeteria at WRES this past school year. Prodell Principal Kevin Vann spoke highly of DeSimone and the positive impact she has had on her students and the entire school community with her admirable attributes of being firm, friendly, flexible and fair.