Excellence in Education Volume 16, Issue 11, 11-20-20
Seniors Commit to Division I Athletics
Two Oyster Bay High School senior-athletes have committed to playing Division I sports at the collegiate level next year.
Varsity crew member Alina Kelly will wear orange and blue for the Bucknell University Bison women’s rowing team and varsity fencer Rachel Kowalsky will don blue and white for Duke University Blue Devils women’s fencing team.
Mr. Kevin Trentowski, Director of Athletics, Physical Education, and Health, honored the athletes in a small, socially distanced ceremony before family members, coaches, and staff members where he outlined the students’ high school athletic careers and praised those who contributed to their success.
“These students are a testament to the hard work and commitment that they, and their families, put into the sport,” Mr. Trentowski said. “They are models of excellence both on and off the field and will be assets to the teams and to their universities next year. We know the skills they learned from their coaches at Oyster Bay High School will serve them well as they move onto the next level of their athletic careers.”
OBEN's 'Changing of the Guard' at Helm
The Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District Board of Education has appointed Dr. Francesco Ianni as the next Superintendent of Schools during its Board of Education meeting, November 17. Dr. Ianni will join the District on January 1, 2021 after Dr. Laura Seinfeld, in a planned retirement after 30 years of service in public education, leaves the District on December 31 to pursue the next level of her career as an educational leader at the college level.
Dr. Ianni brings extensive experience from the Harborfields Central School District where he has served as Superintendent of Schools for the past four years. He began his career as a high school mathematics teacher before advancing to various administrative roles including assistant principal, principal, Assistant Superintendent for Administration and Human Services, and Deputy Superintendent of Schools. At Harborfields, Dr. Ianni was instrumental in creating a clear vision and mission that helped the District successfully navigate through many initiatives, including full-day kindergarten, a successful one-to-one technology program and capital bond projects.