In preparation for the first day of the 2023-2024 school year, administrators, faculty and support staff in the Carle Place School District gathered for Superintendent’s Conference Day on Sept. 5. The day kicked off in the Carle Place Middle/High School auditorium where staff members were welcomed back by Deputy Superintendent Eileen Fredericks, Carle Place Board of Education President Lawrence Zaino and new Superintendent of Schools Dr. Ted Cannone.
They wished the staff members a great school year ahead and shared some inspiration and motivation along the way.
“What you do truly makes a difference in the lives of our students,” President Zaino said to the staff. “As you know, the impact you have goes well beyond teaching your chosen subject. Yes, those things are important – but what our students will remember 10, 20, 30, 40 years down the line is not what they learned in a textbook, but the impact that you made on their lives.”
Dr. Cannone set a positive tone for the new school year as he discussed the district’s mission and vision, and the idea of “always becoming.”
“The ‘becoming’ or growth moments that we foster for students (and one another) are our legacy and will be paid forward as our students grow up and help others become the best versions of themselves,” Dr. Cannone said.
Throughout the day, staff members attended important meetings and began setting up their classrooms to welcome students back on Sept. 6.