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Posted on: January 25, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Legislator Lafazan Welcomes Dr. Francesco Ianni to Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District

Legislator Lafazan - Oyster Bay Superintendent

(OYSTER BAY, N.Y.) - Nassau County Legislator Joshua Lafazan (Woodbury) joined the Oyster Bay-East Norwich school community in welcoming new Superintendent Dr. Francesco Ianni to the helm of the district. As part of this welcome, Legislator Lafazan presented Dr. Ianni with a Nassau County Citation during the Tuesday, Jan. 19 meeting of the district’s Board of Education.

“Dr. Ianni’s remarkable journey is the epitome of the American dream. It has prepared him well to lead the Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District, and I am confident that students will reach new heights under his leadership,” Legislator Lafazan said. “The enthusiasm behind his appointment has been palpable throughout this community, and I’m proud to join residents in welcoming him to this important new role in the 18th Legislative District.”

“I am delighted to receive such a warm welcome from Legislator Lafazan and from the entire Oyster Bay-East Norwich learning community. It is truly an honor to be entrusted by the Board of Education to lead this district to the next level of achievement,” Dr. Ianni said. “I am deeply committed to empowering all students to achieve excellence, and I know that, together, in partnership with our Board of Education, families, staff, and community, we will work every day to help our students reach their full potential.”

“We are excited about beginning this new chapter in Oyster Bay-East Norwich under Dr. Ianni’s leadership,” Laurie Kowalsky, Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Board of Education President, said. “Dr. Ianni was the unanimous choice of the Board of Education not only because of his breadth of experience, particularly in improving academics for all students which aligns well with the vision and goals of our District, but because of his enthusiasm and commitment to students and their success.”


PHOTO CAPTION - Legislator Lafazan, right, presents a Nassau County Citation to new Oyster Bay-East Norwich School District Superintendent Dr. Francesco Ianni on Tuesday, Jan. 19.

PHOTO CREDIT - Photo courtesy of Oyster Bay-East Norwich Central School District

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