Mastic Beach, NY - November 3rd, 2014 - The William Floyd Alumni Association recently held its fifth annual Outstanding Educators Award Dinner honoring Ron Gross, Laura Mole, Bill Pike and Mary Schultz, four individuals who have made a great impact in the lives of many William Floyd students and colleagues throughout their careers.
“Over the many years the William Floyd School District has been in existence, we have been blessed with countless outstanding educators and this award recognizes the best of the best. Ron, Laura, Bill and Mary were selected by former students; which I believe is the highest honor an educator can receive,” said Dr. Paul Casciano, Superintendent of Schools, William Floyd School District, and a William Floyd graduate, Class of 1970. “They represent all that is good with public education, all that is good with teaching, and all that is good with our school district.”
“Each year for the past five years, the William Floyd Alumni Association has had the privilege to honor some of the William Floyd School District’s finest educators,” said Jon Geraci, President, William Floyd Alumni Association, and a William Floyd graduate, Class of 1977. “We are extremely grateful for all the knowledge and encouragement that they poured into the lives of their students.”
Ron Gross is a longtime social studies teacher at the high school and serves as the president of William Floyd United Teachers; Laura Mole was a music teacher (string); Bill Pike taught English at William Floyd High School for 29 years; and Mary Schultz served as a kindergarten teacher.
The 2014 Outstanding Educators join 16 other past recipients: Jude Bouer, Michael Cordaro, Chip Ezelius, Robert Feeney, Donna Gaspari, Bill Hennessy, Paul Longo, Mike Merolla, Flora Metrick, Ed Pinto, Karen Poidomani, John Raptis, E. Marianne Ritz, Phil Scotto, Marge Sabbeth and Phyllis Siano.
Pictured: Some of the William Floyd Outstanding Educators past and present are pictured with members of the William Floyd Alumni Association (WFAA), left to right: Dr. Paul Casciano, Superintendent of Schools and a WFAA co-director; Chip Ezelius; Phil Scotto; Ron Gross; Michael Cordaro (front); Robert Feeney; Laura Mole; Bill Pike; Mary Schultz; Sandra Pagano, WFAA co-director; Marge Sabbeth; Jon Geraci, President, WFAA; and Phyllis Siano.