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Peekskill School Board Recognizes Retiring Employees, Tenured Teachers

Retired teachers and other employees were honored recently for their years of service at ceremonies hosted by the Peekskill Board of Education. Photo Credit: Provided
Newly tenured teachers were honored recently by the Peekskill Board of Education. Photo Credit: Provided

PEEKSKILL, N.Y. -- The Peekskill Board of Education bid a fond farewell recently to a group of retiring staff members while it told newly tenured teachers that it looked forward to “growing” with them.

At a special ceremony, school trustees formally thanked retirees for their years of service and for the positive impact they had made on the school system and its students.

Here are the retirees, where they taught or what they did, and for how many years:

Gloria Blackman, Peekskill Middle School, 32; Mary Alice Boyle, Woodside Elementary School, 19; John Brockhausen Jr., maintenance, 28; Merritt Brown, Peekskill High School, 32; Ellen Camillieri, Oakside Elementary School, 25; Judith Cass, Woodside Elementary School, 16; Gail Cohen, Oakside Elementary School, 25; Camille Colombini, Woodside Elementary School, 20; Thomas Douglin, Peekskill Middle School, 22; William Eich, Peekskill Middle School, custodial, 27; Patricia Girolamo, Uriah Hill Elementary School, 32; Lauren Henderson, office assistant, 13; Angelia Johnson, Hillcrest Elementary School, 20; Donald Lape, head custodial, 31; Ruth Lugo, Peekskill Middle School, 21; Lynn Mauriello, office assistant, 25; Terin Morales-Fitzgerald, Peekskill Middle School, 11; Judith Reynolds, Woodside Elementary School, 19; Toby Schack, Peekskill High School, 24; Romelle Smith-Moody, Peekskill Middle School, 20; Harold Squires, Hillcrest Elementary School, senior custodial, 29; Martha Taylor, Hillcrest Elementary School, 16; and Phillip Travis, maintenance, 20.

These are the newly tenured teachers, and where they teach:

Nicholas Agnello, Peekskill High School; Noel Cabassa, Peekskill High School; Daniel Calabro, Hillcrest Elementary School; Nhuvia D’Alfonso, Hillcrest Elementary School; Byanca Davie, Hillcrest Elementary School; Leslie Detres, Oakside Elementary School; Jennifer Fowler, Oakside Elementary School; Crystal Garcia, Peekskill Middle School; George Goess, Peekskill High School; Steven Gonzalez, Hillcrest Elementary School; Tara Guerrero, Hillcrest Elementary School; Alyssa Gullo, Oakside Elementary School; Troy Lepore, Hillcrest Elementary School; Heather MacPherson, Hillcrest Elementary School; Andrea McKinley, Woodside Elementary School; Rahsaan Potillo, Peekskill Middle School; Nora Sachs, Peekskill Middle School; Terry Sandler, Peekskill Middle School /Peekskill High School; Maria Strategias, Uriah Hill Elementary School; and Franklin Vasquez, Peekskill Middle School.

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