split screen photo of Senator Wiek in both with BOE members April Coppola and Lorraine Mentz

Senator Weik is pictured with William Floyd Board of Education vice president April Coppola (left) and trustee Lorraine Mentz (right).

Two William Floyd Board of Education members – April Coppola and Lorraine Mentz -- were recently honored for their contributions to William Floyd’s schools and the community as part of New York State Senator Alexis Weik’s Women’s History Month recognition efforts. Senator Weik presented Mrs. Coppola and Mrs. Mentz with proclamations and thanked them for their service on the Board of Education and in the William Floyd community as a whole.

April Coppola, Vice President, Board of Education
Senator Weik said, “April has contributed greatness to the William Floyd community and school district, as she is currently the sitting vice president on the school board. April has been an exemplary leader as she believes volunteering is the ultimate way to give back and strives to make positive differences in her community. April has created and participated in various fundraising events to assist community organizations, where she volunteers in groups to improve issues, elicit growth, and improve quality of life in her local community as she is a part of community groups such as the William Floyd Community Summit and its advocacy group, holds a treasurer position for the entire Community Summit and is a member of the Pattersquash Creek Civic Association. Additionally, she served as a member in many committees such as the Tri Hamlet Day planning committee, spring and fall clean-ups, and partners with Boy Scout Troop 138 of Mastic Beach, is a member of the Summit’s sewer and new library advocacy committees, is a board member for the Chamber of Commerce of Mastic and Shirley, and is a chairperson for the Beautification Committee. I commend and congratulate April Coppola on her notable accomplishments in her past, current and future efforts as she continues to put her heart into what she loves! The William Floyd Colonials are lucky to have you!”

Lorraine Mentz, Trustee, Board of Education
Senator Weik said, “Lorraine is an educator by trade, currently serving as a third-grade remote teacher at Westhampton Beach Elementary School, and has previously been employed by the William Floyd School District and the New York City school system. Lorraine is a longtime school and community volunteer, as she has served as a member of the William Floyd Board of Education as a trustee where she advocates for the needs of the district and community in order to ensure William Floyd’s success. Lorraine is fittingly a past recipient of SCOPE Education’s “Shining Star Award” which recognized her outstanding service and contributions to the community, her personal and positive interactions with others, and her commitment to ensuring the best opportunities are provided to all students and residents within the William Floyd School District. Thank you Lorraine, for all that you do for the William Floyd School District - they are extremely lucky to have you advocating for them!”

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