School District Releases Names of Teachers Being Laid Off

Eighteen teachers and two teaching assistants will be laid off as a result of the 2011-2012 budget cuts.

Hauppauge school officials have released the names of the teachers and teaching assistants who will be laid off this June under the district's 2011-2012 budget cuts.

Voters approved a $97.2 million budget for the 2011-2012 school year on May 17 that eliminated 32 staff positions, including 23 teachers and five teaching assistants. Superintendent Patricia Sullivan-Kriss estimated approximately 16 teachers and three teaching assistant would be laid off at the April 16 board meeting.

While the final numbers are slightly higher, 18 teachers and two teaching assistants will be laid off on June 30, affecting all of buildings in the district:

Teacher School Subject Louise Audus Bretton Woods Elementary Education Andrew Becher Hauppauge Middle School Science and Computers Lindsay Callahan Hauppauge High School Math Melissa Cooper Pines Elementary Special Education Erica DeMaria Pines Elementary Special Education Kevin Ellerkamp Forest Brook Special Education Brian Gillen Hauppauge Middle School and High School English Joshua Gutes Hauppauge High School Health Alexandria Hiam Forest Brook Library Stacey Lasurdo Haupppauge High School Social Studies Edward Lattari Pines Elementary Music Katelyn Meyer Hauppauge High School English Laura Mulligan Bretton Woods Reading Dennis Petercsak Hauppauge High School Science and Science Olympiads Advisor Thomas Scarola Hauppauge Middle School Family and Consumer Science Jessica Sheehan Bretton Woods Physical Education Lisa Sullivan Hauppauge High School Math and Mathletes Club Christy Youllar Bretton Woods Elementary

In addition:

Genevieve Carpenter Teaching Assistant Jeaneen Ruggiero Teaching Assistant


All teachers and teaching assistants who are laid off this June will be placed on a preferred eligibility list for hiring should more positions become open through last-minute retirements or the need to add additional sections due to enrollment.


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