Port Jeff Names Tenured Educators; Bids Farewell to Retirees, Superintendent

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At its June 14 meeting, the Port Jefferson Board of Education bid a warm farewell to three retiring employees and congratulated three educators on receiving tenure.

During the meeting, district administrators stood to speak highly of science teacher Peter Burawa, custodian supervisor Gene Holland and teaching assistant Ann Famiano, each of whom will be retiring this June.

“You have all left your mark on the district and you will be a tough act to follow,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Bossert.
After heartfelt goodbyes, the district approved tenure for special education teacher Michelle Landetta, science teacher Greg Gorniok and teaching assistant Sonia Pinero.

In addressing the newly tenured employees, Dr. Bossert said, “Each of you represent the core values of our school district and we are confident that you will continue to serve our community and students well in the future.”  

Additionally, the Board of Education took a moment to recognize Dr. Bossert, who will be stepping down from his position to join the Elwood School District at the end of the school year.

“It is safe to say that you are leaving Port Jefferson in a much better place than when you arrived,” said Mark Doyle, Board of Education vice president. “You have cultivated relationships, represented us well and our district is in a strong financial situation. Thank you.”