Searingtown Elementary PTA recognized

Searingtown Elementary PTA recognized
(l to r) Nassau Region PTA Diversity Chair Pamela Green, Nassau Region PTA Director Sarah Henris, New York State PTA 1st Vice President Helen Hoffman, Searingtown Principal Diana DeGiorgio, Searingtown Elementary 2021-2022 PTA Co-President Elizabeth Dinda, PTA Board Member Maryam Azhar, PTA Board Member Aimee Rumont, PTA Co-President Seemeen Pathan, Board of Education President Jim Gounari, Board of Education Vice President Henry Zanetti, Trustee Nancy Feinstein, Trustee Juleigh Chin and Trustee Brian Hassan. (Photo courtesy of the Herricks Union Free School District)

At the August 25 Herricks Board of Education meeting, the Searingtown Elementary School PTA was recognized as being New York State PTA’s inaugural unit-level winner of the newly created NYS PTA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Award.

This award honors NYS PTA Units, Councils or Regions that demonstrate a leadership commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through recruitment, training and retention efforts including multicultural, gender-diverse and special needs appropriate programming or events, inclusive outreach activities, or other initiatives.

Searingtown Elementary School PTA brought to their school a variety of books from an array of different cultures through their monthly SearReads program and further hosted a culturally diverse bookfair for National Book Reading month. They also invited two children’s authors for a virtual visit to celebrate diversity and greatly supported DEI initiatives in their school and community.

Herricks is very proud and appreciates the commitment of the members of the PTA throughout the district.

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