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Chappaqua Schools Grant Tenure to Six Educators

CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. - Six Chappaqua Central School District employees from three schools were unanimously granted tenure by the Board of Education on Tuesday night.

"This is not something we do lightly," said board President Alyson Kiesel. "Teachers are screened and evaluated over the course of a number of years and this is a true accomplishment."

Receiving tenure from Robert E. Bell Middle School was physical education teacher Gina Gomes, science teacher Justin Olive, and library media specialist Sharon Wiggins; from Seven Bridges Middle School was guidance counselor Elissa Rappaport and Principal Martha Zornow; and from Westorchard Elementary School was kindergarten teacher Christine Vanzo.

Those receiving tenure were introduced by the principals of their respective schools, except for Zornow, who received her recommendation from Schools Superintendent Lyn McKay.

"I am very pleased, thrilled, to recommend Martha Zornow, principal of Seven Bridges for tenure," McKay said. "She has been a highly succesful principal for the last three years in Chappaqua and I'm so excited she's joining us, I barely have the words to say to you."

Following the approval, those in attendance were treated to a performace from the Horace Greeley High School Madrigal Choir, which was recently invited to perform at Carnegie Hall.

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