Two William Floyd School District members, Dr. Paul Casciano, former Superintendent of Schools, and Melissa Connolly, a kindergarten teacher at Moriches Elementary School, were honored earlier this month at the Suffolk Association of Suffolk Supervisors for Educational Technologies (ASSET) annual end of year luncheon.
Mrs. Connolly was recognized for her “valuable contributions to education through the use of technology in the William Floyd School District.” Through the William Floyd Teacher Center, she piloted a program with the use of 12 iPads, seven of which were rotated throughout Moriches Elementary School and five of which were in her classroom. Using STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) related applications on the iPads, Connolly is working with her colleagues to enhance instruction by incorporating it into the classroom. Using this technology, students are able to conduct science research and enhance their literacy skills.
Dr. Casciano, who retired on June 30 after a distinguished 41-year career in the district, was one of only two superintendents from Suffolk County recognized for his “unwavering support and commitment to education and technology in the William Floyd School District.”