Honoring Excellence in Service


The Syosset CSD recently honored its silver anniversary staff members along with its retirees during the annual District Reception held in the Syosset High School gymnasium.

Each honoree was introduced by a close colleague, who shared kind words regarding the individual’s past service and dedication to the district. Introductions were followed by a certificate presentation by a member of the Board of Education.
This year’s group of retirees includes Deputy Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Streitman, who was introduced by Superintendent of Schools Dr. Thomas Rogers and Board of Education President Michael Cohen, both of who lauded Streitman for helping the district through the leadership transition of a few years ago.

“When you think about our district and the collection of wonderful educators and support staff we have here in Syosset, everyone has been hired by Dr. Streitman,” said Dr. Rogers. “We are very thankful for the kindness and intelligence he has brought to the many aspects of the position, but this is undoubtedly will be his greatest legacy.”

The district also bids farewell to another key member of the administrative team, Theresa Scrocco, who has served as South Grove Elementary School principal since 2009.

Joyce Birnbaum, Science – Syosset High School
Joan Chiarello, Music – Baylis Elementary School
Carole Cooperman, Math – Syosset High School
Timothy Horace, Head Custodian – Syosset High School
Jean Johnson, Teaching Assistant – Village Elementary School
Liane Levko, Teaching Assistant – Walt Whitman Elementary School
Alyce Poch, Math – H.B. Thompson Middle School
Lori Pomerantz, Special Education – H.B. Thompson Middle School
Theresa Scrocco, Principal – South Grove Elementary School
Dr. Jeffrey Streitman, Deputy Superintendent – Central Administration
Walter Woicyk, Science – Syosset High School

Ann Cassin, Science – Syosset High School
Vicky Deletrain, Art – Baylis Elementary School
Vincenzina McKenna, Science – Syosset High School
Dr. William Palmer, Psychologist – South Woods Middle Schol
Patrizia Shoemaker, World Language – Syosset High School