• When my youngest child entered kindergarten in 1996, I applied for a job with the North Merrick School District as a lunch monitor.  I became the first paraprofessional at H.D. Fayette earning the PTA Honorary Life Award for my work with the children in 2000.  I continued in that capacity until 2003 when I briefly worked for the Bellmore Central High School District in the Personnel Department.  In 2004, I returned to where my heart was, the North Merrick School District, where I worked as a Clerk Typist at the Camp Avenue School until my retirement in June 2020.
     
    During my time at Camp Avenue, I volunteered on the Safety Committee and spent numerous years on the Site Based Committee. In addition, I volunteered for the Camp Avenue Book Club during lunch hours.  I was once again honored with the PTA Honorary Life Award at Camp Avenue and in 2014 received a Support Staff Service Award from SCOPE Education Services.
     
    Now that I am retired, I am excited to still have input in the district I have grown to love.  This school district has made our neighborhood a wonderful place to raise children. I have seen the workings of the district as both a parent and a former employee, and I promise to always have the children’s best interest at heart while practicing fiscal responsibility.  It is an honor to serve the district as a member of the Board of Education.