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Lagnado Earns Doctorate

Westbury Interim Superintendent of Schools Mary Lagnado was recently awarded a doctoral degree in Administrative and Instructional Leadership from St. John’s University. 

 

Lagnado has been with the Westbury School District for 12 years. Prior to her current position as interim superintendent, Lagnado served as Westbury’s Assistant Superintendent of Business and Management and currently oversees that important function, in addition to her superintendent responsibilities. 

 

Lagnado decided to go back to school after a doctoral fair held by the Long Island Council of Administrative Women in Education. 

 

“As a life-long learner, it is important for people to pursue their education goals at any point in life,” Lagnado says. “The program provided an opportunity for exposure to the most current educational research, allowing me to create a vision that addresses all the needs of today’s youngsters in the district.” 

 

Westbury Board of Education President Rodney Caines congratulated Lagnado on her achievement. 

 

“Dr. Lagnado is a consummate professional who cares deeply for the children of Westbury,” Caines said. “I want to congratulate her for earning her doctoral degree and look forward to continuing to work with her.” 


News

Westbury High School students are teaching younger children from Park Avenue Elementary School valuable life lessons about money and business skills through the High School Heroes program.

 

In this program, high school students that are taking Renate Johnson’s Junior Achievement class will go into first grade classrooms to teach 45-minute lessons.

 

“It is a program that gives high school and younger students confidence and teaches them about business and financial literacy,” said Johnson.

The Westbury Historical Society will host Dr. Natalie Naylor, professor emerita at Hofstra University and author of Women in Long Island’s Past: Eminent Ladies and Everyday Lives at their next meeting on March 9. 

 

Naylor’s presentation will focus on the place of women in Long Island’s history, including several prominent women from Westbury’s past.  


Sports

Albertson resident and Kellenberg sophomore Gabby Schreib qualified for the Millrose Games in New York City. Schreib qualified as a member of the Sprint Medley Relay along with Danielle Correia, Bridget McNierney, and Jazmine Fray. 

 

The Kellenberg relay’s close second place finish in January’s Millrose Trials has moved them closer to defending the title they won in the same relay at last year’s Millrose Games. Schreib and her teammates time is currently second in the United States for girls track and field performances.


Congratulations to Westbury athletes Michael Esposito, Eileen Harris, Brett Harris, and Michael Going, each of whom won awards in Race # 1 of the Jonas Chiropractic Run Nassau Series co-hosted by Nassau County and the Greater Long Island Running Club.

 

Michael Esposito, age 15, took home the second place award in the 15-19 age group with a time of 23 minutes, 6 seconds.  Eileen Harris, age 42, earned the first place award in the women’s 40-44 age group.  She completed the race with her 45 year old husband, Brett Harris, who was the third place award winner in the men’s 45-49 age group.  Michael Going, age 41, scored third place honors in the 40-44 age group with a time of 20 minutes, 51 seconds.


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