District Tenure Celebration

Administrators, department chairpersons and teachers were granted tenure at the district’s Board of Education meeting on May 13. Prior to the meeting, the district held its annual tenure celebration, where administrators and board members gathered to acknowledge the significance of this milestone for administrators, chairpersons and teachers in their careers.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Bill Heidenreich and Board of Education President Elise Antonelli shared some advice with the honorees, encouraging them to stay on top of best practices, continually look to grow, and always be conscious of their words and actions, as they never know where their influence on a student ends.

The evening included performances from the North Breakfast Club String Ensemble and North High School choral group, The 7:10 Downbeats, as well as an art exhibit by Central High School AP art students. Dinner was prepared by students in the culinary arts program with teacher/chef Peter Augello.

The following individuals received tenure:

Dr. Tracey Nekulak — Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Administration

Patrice Dobies — District Director of Special Education

Bret Strauss — Memorial Junior High School Assistant Principal

Lorene Bossong — South High School Department Chair

Maritza Tuohy — South High School Department Chair

Susan Girard — Memorial Junior and Central High School Department Chair

Dr. Stephanie Snyder-Haag — Memorial Junior High School Psychologist

Tamra Bloeth — North High School Guidance Counselor

Nicole Maier — North High School Guidance Counselor

Lauren Buchbauer — North High School Teacher

Anthony Montemarano — North High School Teacher