Faculty and Staff Gather for Superintendent’s Conference Day

Faculty and Staff Gather for Superintendent’s Conference Day photo

As part of a tradition in its second year, the entire Sachem Central School District faculty and staff gathered to listen to encouraging words from district leaders and participate in staff development initiatives as part of Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 4.

The bleachers at the Sachem High School East football field were filled with faculty and staff members who were welcomed with inspirational words from Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kenneth Graham. 

“We come together today to continue our work of creating strong connections with all of our students across the district,” Dr. Graham said. “We are here to reflect on how we create these valuable connections and to celebrate some of what we have accomplished along the way.” 

Board of Education President Laura Slattery also greeted the faculty and staff with encouraging words on the impact they have within the Sachem community.  

“To our teachers, nurses, social workers, psychologist, custodial, clerical and maintenance staff and every other Sachem employee, you have all made a difference in the lives of children, and that is why there is so much pride in living, working and going to school in Sachem,” Slattery said. “The Board of Education looks forward to working together to make this a successful year.” 

The immense gathering also provided an opportunity to recognize numerous dedicated district personnel who have been employed within the Sachem Central School District for 30 years. Assistant Superintendent for Personnel Kristin Capel-Eden read the name of each employee and presented them with a certificate honoring their momentous accomplishment. 

As part of the event, the district was honored to welcome New York State Regent Roger Tilles, who spoke to the audience of educators about the importance of their roles as teachers within the community.

At the conclusion of the presentations, faculty and staff members attended various staff development programs held throughout the district.