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Celebrating our Sixth Graders

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Sixth graders at John Street, Polk Street and Washington Street enjoyed music, friends and food at their Sixth Grade Parties!

Date Added: 6/30/2022

Class of 2022 Moving Up

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Congratulations to our sixth graders at John Street, Polk Street and Washington Street for their moving up today!

Date Added: 6/23/2022

New Kids Corner

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The June Kids Corner now available!

Please find it here:

Date Added: 6/23/2022

‘Beautiful Me’ Program at Polk Street

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The girls in each fifth grade class at Polk Street School get the chance to participate in the “Beautiful Me” Program, led by teachers Ms. Occhino and Mrs. Sperduti. The program was created by the Hance Family Foundation and focuses on self-esteem, self -worth and having confidence in yourself. Each class meets for the program for three consecutive weeks. This is the sixth year the school has offered the program.

Date Added: 6/17/2022

New Deputy Superintendent

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The district has promoted Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction Maura Gallagher to the role of deputy superintendent, effective July 1.

Gallagher has dedicated her time to the district since 2001, beginning her career in Franklin Square as a teacher and administrative intern at John Street School. In 2004, she took on the role of director of special education. Among her responsibilities, she chaired, supervised and coordinated all activities of Committee on Special Education and Committee on Preschool Special Education; implemented and refined programs for students with disabilities within federal and state mandates; coordinated effective professional development for special education and general staff; and assisted in the recruitment, selection and orientation of new special education personnel. Gallagher has served in her most recent role as assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction since July 2012.

Prior to her time in Franklin Square, Gallagher held multiple positions in California. She was a teacher at Alta Vista Elementary School, a computer lab instructor for an adult education program at Yerba Buena High School and an assistant director of Children First Inc.

Gallagher received a professional diploma in administration and supervision from Queens College and a master’s degree in education from Fordham University. She is a resident of New Hyde Park.

Date Added: 6/16/2022