12/12/17 4:30pm
JULIE LANE PHOTO Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

JULIE LANE PHOTO
Board of Education President Thomas Graffagnino at Monday’s Board of Education meeting.

“Be stubborn about your goals and flexible about your methods.”

That’s how new Superintendent Christine Finn captured the essence of her plans to move the district forward in meeting educational goals at the Board of Education’s Monday night meeting. (more…)

11/28/17 12:00pm
REPORTER FILE PHOTO Long-time writing mentor Roger McKeon with former participant Johanna Kaasik.

REPORTER FILE PHOTO
Long-time writing mentor Roger McKeon with former participant Johanna Kaasik.

Mary Dwyer believes children are born unfettered by restrictions on what they can achieve.

That’s why Ms. Dwyer wants to bring them into the “2Rs4Fun” program before anyone can impose limits on them.

After 25 years of teaching elementary school, mostly in the East Williston School District, Ms. Dwyer retired to Shelter Island and launched the program designed to inspire young students to read, write and stretch their imaginations. Starting in the fall of 2008, she motivated a group of adult mentors to latch onto her vision and work one-on-one with 3rd and 4th grade students at the Shelter Island Library. (more…)