Dear Families, Faculty, Staff and Community Members,
I hope you all have been able to enjoy these first few weeks of summer. I would like to take this moment to express how honored and excited I am to have this opportunity to serve as your Superintendent of Schools. Although my first official day as the superintendent was July 1, 2017, I have been fortunate to spend time in the district over the last few months visiting schools, attending school activities, and meeting with faculty and administrators. Throughout this time, I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism, passion and pride, which resonated from all Seaford employees. I am humbled and grateful for the warm reception from the entire Seaford community and I look forward to getting to know the students, parents, faculty and staff over the next months.
I would like to share with you a little bit about myself and my family. My three children have grown up in Massapequa. My eldest daughter, Lexie, recently graduated from SUNY Geneseo and will be attending Teachers College, Columbia University to earn her Master’s degree in Special Education and Intellectual Disability/Autism. Christopher is my second child and he just finished his first year at Dartmouth College where he plays lacrosse. My youngest daughter, Gabriella, is my travel buddy and she will be a junior at Massapequa High School in September. Professionally, I have worked as a social studies teacher, chairperson, assistant principal, director of curriculum and an assistant superintendent. In all of these roles, I have realized the importance of building relationships and I look forward to developing similar ties in the Seaford community.
The summer has already been a busy time as we are preparing for the new school year. There are several initiatives that are already underway; our ultimate goal is to enhance opportunities for all students and provide them with the skills necessary to be successful in the 21st century. In our elementary schools, we will be implementing the Teachers College Reading and Writing Workshop curriculum in all of our classrooms. Another significant initiative is expanding the use of instructional technology in the classrooms by increasing the number of devices for our students. More information will be communicated regarding these projects over the next several months.
My goal is to spend time in the coming months getting to know students, parents, faculty, staff and residents. If you see me in the community, kindly introduce yourself. You are also welcome to call my office and set a time to meet with me.
Lastly, I sincerely express my gratitude to Mr. Brian Conboy for the guidance and support that he provided during this period of transition. I have quickly learned of his unwavering devotion to the Seaford community over his 33 years of service and I wish him well in his retirement.
Thank you for the privilege of serving the Seaford Community and I wish you a safe and enjoyable summer vacation.
Yours in Seaford Pride,
Adele V. Pecora, Ed.D.