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Board Member Retires

Board Member Retires
Mr. Anthony Paolano
At the March Board of Education meeting, Mr. Anthony Paolano announced his plans to retire at the close of this school year. Mr. Paolano volunteered his time as a trustee on the Board for 21 years serving 7 terms beginning in 2000. (He served as president 4 times.) He has been a member of the community since 1990, where he lives with his wife Dorrie, and children Mark Anthony (class of 2009), Katie (class of 2012) and Lauren (class of 2016). He shared, “It has been a true honor and privilege to be a trustee of the CSH school district for over 20 years. My goal first and foremost was to always put the students first in every decision we made. During these years, the level of academics, athletics and the arts have reached new highs and many enhancements have been implemented. It has been a rewarding experience to see the students in our community learn and grow each year.”
Board of Education President, Amelia Brogan, extended her gratitude, “It is with great appreciation that we acknowledge and thank Anthony Paolano for his dedication and service to the school district, where he has selflessly served on the Board of Education, for the past 21 years. Anthony is intelligent and has always remained student centered in the decisions he has made. His tireless efforts and guidance in maintaining and improving school district facilities, enhancing programming and his love for negotiations have left their mark on our district. He has served this community with the highest integrity. We will be forever grateful. So, as sad as we are to see him retire, we wish him all the happiness as he begins this next stage in his life. It has been a privilege to serve with him.” Superintendent, Mr. Robert C. Fenter, shared, “It has been an honor to work with Mr. Paolano, a long-serving Board of Education member who has done so much for the Cold Spring Harbor School District. As a school board member, Vice President and President, Mr. Paolano always kept at the forefront of his thinking the needs of the students in our district. His legacy will be a commitment to the facilities, programs, and services that students needed to best learn and grow as learners and as people. I am both proud and grateful to have worked with Mr. Paolano and thank him for his guidance, wisdom, and kindness.”