Long Beach Public Schools Brings in Experienced Team Members

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The Long Beach Public Schools is excited about several administrative appointments that were made on March 26 and will become effective on July 1. While some of these employees are new to the district and others have been providing service to the community and schools for more than a decade, all are expected to represent positive steps going forward. 

Evelyn Daza will take on the new coordinator of ENL and student internships role; a new position that the district is excited to introduce. She has almost two decades of experience as an English as a New Language teacher and, on the administrative front, has served as a teacher in charge and ENL lead teacher in the Lynbrook Union Free School District. She has business contacts from her earlier experience in the private sector which will enhance the up-and-coming internship program in Long Beach. 

As an ENL educator, Ms. Daza co-founded a diversity committee, coached K-12 ENL teachers, monitored progress and identified and addressed student needs, planned lessons for English language learners, presented parent workshops for ENL families and coordinated the implementations of a Summer ENL Academy, ENL Homework Club and co-teaching model. As a teacher-in-charge, she served as a building leader when the principal was unavailable and took the lead on various school matters and events. 

Ms. Daza has also worked as a test reviewer for the New York State Education Department. Earlier on, she had a successful career with Colgate-Palmolive Company as a consumer specialist. She is in the process of completing her Doctor of Education degree from Molloy College and obtained a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree from Hofstra University and City University of New York Bernard M. Baruch College, respectively. 

Patrick Kiley-Rendon has been appointed director of technology. He has been at Half Hollow Hills High School East for the past 11 years and presently serves as assistant principal, also overseeing technology, extracurricular activities and other areas. He has also taught English classes, advised the freshman class and Interact Club and coordinated a staff club. 

Having always been proactive in incorporating technology into learning, Mr. Kiley-Rendon helped plan and launch a school makerspace, has trained teachers in the use of various platforms, co-chaired a major schoolwide coding event and provided solutions to technology issues. He introduced his administrative team to Google Docs, now known as Google Drive, and made use of the flipped lesson model and web-based projects to prepare students for college and career expectations. 

Mr. Kiley-Rendon is pursuing a Doctor of Education degree from St. John’s University. He holds master’s degrees from Touro College and Hofstra University and Bachelor of Arts degrees from Pennsylvania State University. Last year he was presented with the Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technology’s Bright Lights award and has attended many conferences dedicated to technology in education. 

An integral part of the Long Beach Adult Learning Center for 16 years, Gina Reddock will step forward from her 10-year post as assistant program manager to program manager. She joined the district as a counselor in 2002 and is pleased to continue her passion of working in adult education and benefiting the Continuing Education program. 

As she heads into her new position, Ms. Reddock already has experience in overseeing programs, scheduling, staff training and hiring, budgeting, coordinating student placement and enrollment, developing curricula and grant administration. She has established solid relationships with community organizations and employers. Ms. Reddock also serves as a coordinator at the Oceanside New Horizons Adult Learning Center. In the past, she was an ENL instructor for Hofstra University’s Liberty Partnerships Program and the Freeport Public Schools’ Adult Education Program. 

Ms. Reddock attended City University of New York Queens College, where she attained her master’s degree and earned her bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York College at Old Westbury. She has been involved in many organizations and served as president of the Nassau Association for Continuing/Community Education.

Christopher Webel has been a valuable member of the district since 2010 as a high school guidance counselor, specifically working with students at the NIKE Work Based Learning Center and overseeing academic and transitional service planning for out-of-district classified students. He now accepts the district’s coordinator of alternative educational programs role and looks forward to further involvement in opportunities to enhance students’ academic achievement as well as personal growth. 

Mr. Webel has been involved in the implementation of numerous systems and programs in the district and has collaborated with administrators and faculty members. He helped to develop and implement the Work Based Learning and Virtual Enterprise programs at NIKE and also serves as an SAT/ACT test site coordinator in Long Beach. Prior to his work in the district he was transitional coordinator at the New Life High School in the Bronx and a guidance counselor at Montgomery Education and Pre-Release Center in Dayton, Ohio.

Mr. Webel received his master’s degree from Hofstra University, where he has also served as co-president of the Counseling Club. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Albany.