Lynbrook Welcomes New Director of Fine and Performing Arts

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The Lynbrook Public Schools is pleased to announce the appointment of Adrianna Schaefer as the district’s new director of fine and performing arts, effective July 1. Mrs. Schaefer will be replacing longtime director Joseph Pallotta who will be retiring at the end of the 2020-2021 school year.

With an extensive background in music education, Mrs. Schaefer has held prominent positions, most recently as the chairperson of music and as orchestra director at Woodland Middle School in the East Meadow Union Free School District. She was also the administrator of East Meadow’s summer music program and in 2016 served as an administrative intern at W.T. Clarke High School. Prior to her time in East Meadow, Mrs. Schaefer was an elementary orchestra teacher and a high school orchestra director in the Byram Hills Central School District in Armonk, New York.

Through her roles, Mrs. Schaefer has prepared students for various important music festivals and ensembles, produced winter and spring concerts, served as a guest conductor for the Suffolk County Music Educators’ Association All-County Division III and has helped her students grow as successful musicians through her music lessons. Among her other achievements, she has also coordinated overnight trips for more than 150 music department students, organized more than 100 community performances and charitable events as a Tri-M Music Honor Society adviser and served as orchestra chairperson for Nassau Music Educators Association Festivals.

Mrs. Schaefer received her Bachelor of Arts degree in music education from the University of Rochester, Eastman School of Music. She then attended CUNY Lehman College where she earned her Master of Arts in teaching for music. Mrs. Schaefer also holds an advanced certificate in school building and district leader from CUNY Hunter College.

The Lynbrook Public Schools is thrilled to have her join the district and looks forward to the positive contributions that she will make to the fine and performing arts department.

“I am so excited and thankful to be joining such a prestigious and welcoming school district,” Mrs. Schaefer said. “I am most looking forward to forming meaningful relationships through shared visions with the students, parents, faculty and the entire Lynbrook community.”