Recognizing recipients Rockland BOCES held its Tenure and Retirement Celebration on Wednesday, May 23 at the BOCES Conference Center in West Nyack. Nearly 100 people gathered for the annual event to recognize employees for achievement of tenure and years of dedicated service to the agency.

Rockland BOCES Chief Operating Officer Dr. Mary Jean Marsico, District Superintendent Dr. Charlene Jordan and Board of Education President Peggy Zugibe offered opening remarks for the event. Assistant Superintendent for Human Resources Ana Reluzco served as Master of Ceremonies.

This year’s 22 retirees have given more than 400 combined years of service to Rockland BOCES. Thank you!

Tenure recipients included:
Michele Ables – Teaching Assistant
Rainy Abraham – Teaching Assistant
Meghan E. Byrne – General Special Education
Evelisse Caniglia – Teaching Assistant
Robin Chillino – Teaching Assistant
Christopher M. D’Ambrese – Director Adult Education
John J. Dennehy – Teaching Assistant
Zizette Deutsch – Assistant Principal
Silvana DiMaulo – Teaching Assistant
Christine J. Ditrano – Principal, Hilltop School
James J. Erardy III – Crisis Teaching Assistant
Erica Kaslaitis – Teaching Assistant
Jeffrey Marcellari – Teaching Assistant
Jessica Payan – Teaching Assistant
Stephanie M. Pedro – Teaching Assistant
Amara L. Ramirez – Teaching Assistant
Julius Rollins – Crisis Teaching Assistant
Suzanne E. Ruckel – Teaching Assistant
Joy Ruggiero – Teaching Assistant
Fara Schueller – Hearing Impaired Teacher
Cindy Torrellas – School Psychologist
Stephen Trevisani – Carpentry Teacher
Lyuba Vitelli – Teaching Assistant
Jenna Vomero – School Social Worker
Brendalee M. Williams – Teaching Assistant

Honored retirees included:
Lucy Almadovar – General Special Education Teacher
Dieuseul Charleus – Teaching Assistant
Susan DiGregorio – Teaching Assistant
Jean Euler – Senior Clerk Typist
Julie Ferguson – Secretarial Assistant I
Doreen Fraino – Physical Therapy Assistant
Barbara Galli – General Special Education Teacher
Richard Gelman – School Psychologist
Benita Ginsberg – General Special Education Teacher
Jacques Laine – Assistant Principal
Laurie Levine – SETRC Regional Training Specialist
Diane Maloney – Teaching Assistant
Margaret Marin – Teaching Assistant
Audrey McGrady – Teaching Assistant
Joyce Mucci – Principal, River View High School
Joan T. Nelson – General Special Education Teacher
Kathleen Nemeth – Remedial Speech Teacher
Mary Ann Ritrovato – Teaching Assistant
Kathleen Ryan-Triola – Assistant Principal
Nancy Shakouri – Physical Therapy Assistant
Darlene Westinghouse – Director, Instructional Services
Karen Zambrano – Teaching Assistant

Christine DiTrano with student  Chris shaking hands