LB welcomes new teachers

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The Long Beach Public Schools welcomed new staff members with a three-day orientation that included presentations, workshops and discussions. Sessions prepared attendees for a successful and smooth start to the 2019-20 school year. 

The orientation included an introduction to the district’s goals, key learning frameworks, professional tools and policies as well as a bus tour around the community. The new staff members had opportunities to meet their colleagues, administrators and Board of Education members.

Welcome to Daniel Bailey, Jessica Baker, Eileen Bauer, Amanda Bernstein, Jessica Capelli, Emily Ciavarella, Edward Courtney, Julianne Croutier, Alexandra Ferrara, Kristen Ford, Christina Gardrvits, Ashley Garry, Kirstyn Golden, Carina Morales Hauser, Sally Keiser, Marlon Lainez, Ashley Lee, Denise Levitt, Rachel Lonergan, Samantha Lotito, Lauren Muscarela, Jacqueline Nyman, Mary O'Brien, Gina Patronaggio, Richard Pellegrini, Jenna Pierson, Esmeralda Roberts, Abigail Ross, Nicolette Samardich, Andrea Samlin, Chelsea Way, Josh Yun and Stephanie Zimmerman
The district is also pleased to have made several new administrative appointments last spring. Dr. Paul Romanelli is now the assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction, and Lorie Beard is Long Beach Middle School principal. 

Ivelisse Santos-Hernandez joined the district as principal of Lido Elementary School. 

Eliot Lewin has taken on Ms. Beard’s former role as Long Beach Middle School Vice Principal, Serena Whitfield was named high school special education coordinator and Christopher Kozak is now director of mathematics pre-K–12. 

Administrators and staff members alike are excited for the great year ahead!