The Valley Stream District 30 Board of Education approved the tenure of five outstanding educators during its virtual meeting on May 18. Tenure candidates included Deisha Burgos, Christopher Gianesses and Steven Navarra from Shaw Avenue School, Christopher Nazario from Forest Road School and Danielle Bonaccorso who teaches in all three schools in the district.

Superintendent of Schools Dr. Nicholas Stirling recognized the five candidates for marking this significant milestone in their careers. To be considered for tenure, one must be a part of the district for about 3-4 years, go through an evaluation process, training and support. These individuals continually show how much they care about District 30 students and are expected to grow as even greater professionals than they already are.

“All of them are people who put children first here in Valley Stream 30,” said Dr. Stirling. “When it comes to pedagogy, instructional practice, all of them are excellent. They understand the meaning of team and they all have participated in district events and ways that have helped their colleagues become better professionals.”

Following his high praises, Shaw Avenue Principal Christopher Colarossi and Forest Road Principal Erin Malone shared why the tenure title was so deserving for each of these exceptional educators.