09/03/19 10:00am

A new mural painted by former teacher Erica Mailand now adorns the math, science and technology wing at Shelter Island School.

The Reporter caught up with Shelter Island School’s district clerk, Jacki Dunning, to talk about life on campus.

Who painted the new mural and what was the inspiration/theme behind it? 

The new mural in the MST Wing (Math Science Technology) was painted by Erica Mailand, who was an elementary teacher and teacher assistant in our school last year. The mural design of three female scientists was suggested by three of our very own female scientists — Lauren Gurney, Emma Gallagher and Abigail Kotula.


10/13/14 2:00pm


In 2013, when our Lions Club named Michael Coles its “Citizen of the Year” for his involvement in and generosity to Shelter Island, Michael thanked the Lions for the award by pointing out that he came to the U.S. as an immigrant. He arrived in this country without much of an education, without a job, without knowing what lay ahead. He went on to earn a Harvard M.B.A., a Columbia M.A. in history and to become a director of Goldman Sachs, the investment firm.

“When you think about immigration,” he said, “think about me.” (more…)

09/15/14 12:00pm
HERMAN KNOCHE PHOTO | Alice Eastwood in 1927.

Alice Eastwood in 1927.

Alice Eastwood was a plantsman.

She was born in 1859 in Toronto, Canada. Her mother died when she was six and she was cared for in a convent for most of her childhood. In 1873, at the age of 14, she moved with her remaining family members to the United States. (more…)