Huntington School Board members approved several faculty appointments during a public meeting in the Jack Abrams STEM Magnet School auditorium this past Monday night.
Keith Miller was approved for a probationary tenure-track appointment as an Earth science teacher. He will be assigned to J. Taylor Finley Middle School, effective January 23.
Jennifer Rollo, who had been working in a part-time capacity since last September, was approved for a new part-time appointment as a long term substitute English teacher at Huntington High School, effective immediately.
Tenured high school English teachers John Pagano and Michael Schwendemann were approved to assume one additional class section each during the spring semester. Theresa Connolly was appointed as a long term substitute English teacher at the high school. She will cover one class section through approximately the end of the school year.
Keith Miller earned a BS degree in adolescence education/Earth science at LIU-C.W. Post College in 2013.
Prior to coming to Huntington, Mr. Miller had been teaching Earth science and biology at Queens Vocational & Technical High School in Long Island City since September 2013. He earlier worked for three months as a substitute teacher at the Scholar’s Academy in Rockaway Park.
District officials reviewed 32 applications, pre-screened 16 candidates and conducted eight extensive interviews prior to recommending Mr. Miller for appointment.
Jennifer Rollo obtained a BA degree in English at Adelphi University in 2012. She earned a Master of Arts in Teaching English at SUNY Old Westbury in 2015.
Prior to coming to Huntington last September as a part-time teacher, Ms. Rollo spent three months working as a permanent substitute teacher at Clarke Middle School in the East Meadow school district and another three months as a leave replacement teacher at Brentwood High School.
District officials reviewed 200 applications, pre-screened 30 candidates and conducted eight extensive interviews prior to recommending Ms. Rollo for appointment.