Lynbrook South Middle School Welcomes New Principal

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Kaitlin GaNun, a mathematics teacher in the Lynbrook Public Schools, was recently appointed as the new principal of Lynbrook South Middle School. She replaces former Principal Joseph Wiener, effective July 1.

Mrs. GaNun has served as a mathematics teacher at Lynbrook South Middle School since 2015. Prior to her role in Lynbrook, Mrs. GaNun was a mathematics teacher at IS 204 Oliver Wendell Holmes Middle School. She started her career as a substitute teacher and a modified field hockey coach in the Hendrick Hudson School District and then as a teacher aide in the ABA program at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES. Mrs. GaNun has experience supervising teachers and mentoring them to improve instructional practices. As teacher-in-charge at South Middle School, Mrs. GaNun has been involved in the daily operations of the building and instrumental in all plans to ensure the safety and well-being of the students.

Prior to pursuing administration, Mrs. GaNun received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Fordham University and her masters in Math Education 7-12 from St. John’s. In addition, Mrs. GaNun holds a New York State Professional Certification in Mathematics 7-12 and a New York City Mentor Certification.

“I am thrilled to continue my work at Lynbrook South Middle School as the new principal,” she said. “I look forward to working alongside our amazing and dedicated staff, our families and community to continue to enrich our student’s lives and education. I am honored to represent South.”

Lynbrook Middle Schoolers Graduate on Wheels

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Eighth graders from Lynbrook North and Lynbrook South middle schools participated in graduation caravans on June 16, surrounded by proud staff members, building principals and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Melissa Burak. The day also served as a way to collect supplies and return items to students that were left in the buildings.

At Lynbrook North Middle School, eighth grade graduates and their families drove through the school parking lot where staff members enthusiastically greeted them. Principal Sean Fallon announced each graduate as they entered. The students received their diploma, any awards that they earned and a yearbook. Mr. Fallon wished them the best of luck in high school.

At Lynbrook South Middle School, staff members lined the front of the decorated school building to cheer on the graduates as they drove into the circle with their families. Principal Joseph Wiener presented the students with their diploma and a graduation program. Each student also received a yearbook.

Many Lynbrook families decorated their cars with balloons, signs and window paint to commemorate the special day. Although it was not the traditional moving up ceremony that each school typically holds, everyone embraced the change with smiles on their faces as the eighth graders prepared to take on the next step of their academic journey at Lynbrook High School.