District honors retirees, tenure recipients & volunteers at board meeting


District honors retirees, tenure recipients & volunteers at board meeting

June 7, 2024

Retiring and newly tenured staff were honored during Thursday evening’s Warwick Valley Central School District Board of Education meeting. Additionally, awards were presented to individuals whose volunteerism has made a positive impact on the district.

“Last night, we celebrated individuals who have demonstrated an unwavering commitment to the enrichment and advancement of our students, and it was a pleasure to acknowledge their myriad contributions to the growth and well-being of our school community,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. David Leach. “The Board of Education and I were delighted to pay tribute to esteemed retiring colleagues, commend and encourage the dedication of our newly-tenured educators, and express our gratitude to our indispensable parent volunteers.”

2023-2024 WVSCD Retirees

The retirees standing on steps

  • Barbara Ripley-Brown, 26 Years
  • Nancy Colgan, 29 Years
  • Alix Casimir, 18 Years
  • Scott Caswell, 22 Years
  • Patricia DuBois, 35 Years
  • Jilleen Flynn, 23 Years
  • Carrie Ann Greiner, 32 Years
  • Denise Kipp, 29 Years
  • James Maguire, 15 Years
  • Mary Murphy, 17 Years
  • Richard Ronzoni, 31 Years
  • Lenore Shoock, 26 Years
  • Lori Sirico, 30 Years
  • Julie Valenti, 15 Years

    Tenured Teachers Class of `24

    Newly tenured teachers standing on steps

    • Taylor Mann, WVHS
    • Ryan Tobin, WVHS
    • Meghan Reilly, Sanfordville Elementary
    • Hayley Mistler, WVMS
    • Brittni Troy Abesturi, Sanfordville
    • Megan Shafer, WVHS
    • Alexander Ramjattan, WVHS
    • Allison Moren, Sanfordville
    • Justin Larkin, WVMS

      Check out this video to learn more about these new teachers

      PTA Awards Presented at Board of Education Meeting

      In addition to honoring the retirees at the June 6 meeting, the PTAs honored a few individuals. 

      Jodi Denmead Outstanding Parent Volunteer Award –

      Amy Buliung center with flowersThe Jodi Denmead Outstanding Parent Volunteer Award has been presented since 2008-09 to deserving volunteers, in honor and memory of Jodi Denmead, a very active parent volunteer in our school PTAs. This year’s award was given to Amy Buliung, who has served in many capacities and is also the Park Avenue Student Council Advisor and an instructional aide.

      She has served on the Park Avenue PTA Board as secretary, vice president and co-president for two terms. She established the Wildcat Warrior Course and the Read-a-thon, raising more than $19,000. She helped start the Park Avenue Drama Club and volunteers for the club. She has chaired numerous fundraisers at Park Avenue. She has also chaired the 2019, 2022 and 2024 Eighth Grade Formal and volunteered her time to help with costumes at both the fall play and the musical at the high school.

      Shining Star PTA Parent Volunteer Award –

      The annual Shining Star Awards are given to exceptional PTA volunteers at each school:

      • Park Avenue: Theresa Maybeck
      • Sanfordville: Kara Lashuay
      • Middle School: Stacey Cordero
      • High School: Beth Purta

      A Shining Star and PTA presidents standing on steps


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