Goshen Central School District holds Opening Day
September 8, 2016 - On Thursday, September 1, the
Goshen Central School District celebrated its Opening Day ceremonies for
faculty and staff in anticipation of the first day of school for
students on Tuesday, September 6. The ceremony included a welcome from
Superintendent Daniel T. Connor and Board of Education President Judith
Superintendent Daniel Connor welcomed faculty and
staff to another school year, and urged them to continue striving for
excellence in 2016-17. He spoke
about issues of importance, including district-wide
objectives, the alignment of goals
and a greater understanding of food allergies.
Judy Green, BOE president, began her welcome by asking everyone to be a
cheerleader as she called out the names of our each of four schools to
the cheers of everyone in the audience.
“Welcome to anyone new and I hope it’s a good move for you. Have a
successful first year,”
Kurtis Kotes, assistant superintendent for
curriculum, instruction, personnel and technology, honored several
faculty and staff members who have served the district for 20 years or
more by awarding them a certificate of recognition. The employees
received accolades from building principals, department heads, Board of
Education members and colleagues.
The following employees were honored for their years
of service to Goshen Schools:
20 Years: Cynthia Amador, school bus driver; Lynn Dise, registrar; Stephen Hill, technology/industrial arts teacher at C.
J. Hooker Middle School; Sheryl Lynch, grade 1 teacher at Scotchtown
Avenue Elementary School; Robert Osburn, school bus driver; Marc Pizzo,
art teacher at Goshen High School; Christine Ruggiero, academic
intervention teacher at Goshen Intermediate School; Sally Sopalsky,
teacher aide at Scotchtown Avenue Elementary School; and Lori Vandermark,
school bus driver.
From left to right: Christine Ruggiero, Sheryl
Lynch, Stephen Hill, Lynn Dise, Robert Osburn, Marc Pizzo. Missing: Lori
Vandermark, Sally Sopalsky and Cynthia Amador.
25 Years: Jane Kalleberg, school bus driver; Linda
Kowalczyk, school bus driver; Jeri Krish, world language teacher at
Goshen High School; Margaret Schumaker, school bus driver; and Nila
Vadala, school bus driver.
From left to right: Linda Kowalczyk, Jeri Krish,
Margaret Schumaker and Jane Kalleberg. Missing: Nila Vadala.
30 Years: Paul Kowalczyk, head maintenance worker,
Buildings & Grounds
35 Years: Angela Hoffman, grade 4 teacher, Goshen
40 Years: Robert Karchawer, social studies teacher,
Goshen High School
From left to right: Paul Kowalczyk, 30 years;
Angela Hoffman, 35 years; Robert Karchawer, 40 years, pictured with