Updated Information – Water Test Results for the Malverne Public Schools
As an update to our previous letter posted last week, the district received results from the second round of testing. This round of testing indicated an elevated level in one of our drinking fountains that had not initially been classified as having elevated levels. The district immediately took the drinking fountain offline and is awaiting results from a third test.
Once again, while we know that this information may cause some concern, we are taking the necessary steps to address the situation and confirm the safety of water throughout the district. Please check our website for any additional updates on this matter.
For more information about lead levels and drinking water, visit the EPA’s website at https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2015-09/documents/toolkit_leadschools_guide_3ts_leadschools.pdf
MWD and Davison Avenue were both visited by the all-ability African
dance troupe Sidiki Conde. The interactive performance featured a
dynamic program that celebrates the traditional culture of Guinea and
expresses the importance of overcoming any obstacles. It served to
reinforce cultural awareness, as well as introduce vocabulary and
traditional percussion instruments of the area.
DA Third Quarter Honor Roll
Malverne Assistant Principal Promoted to Principal of HTH Middle School
At the May 17 meeting, the Malverne Board of Education appointed Howard T. Herber Assistant Principal Daniel F. Nehlsen to the position of principal at the school, effective Aug. 26, 2016. Mr. Nehlsen will replace Steven Gilhuley, who has been appointed to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Education Services.
Mr. Nehlsen has rendered exceptional professional service to the Malverne School District since February 2003, first as a mathematics teacher at Malverne High School, and then as dean of students at the middle school for five years. He has continued to provide leadership as the assistant principal at the middle school for the past three years. In addition to his role as building leader, Mr. Nehlsen served as the district’s director of technology in 2014. Under this title, he helped move the district toward creating 21st-century classrooms through the deployment of a 1:1 iPad initiative, updated wireless networks, advancements in online instructional interventions, and by creating technological alignment across the district’s four schools.
With his strong background and experience in school management, instructional leadership and technology, Mr. Nehlsen will continue to improve the growth and development of Howard T. Herber’s quest for excellence in all aspects of student success.
Mr. Nehlsen received his Bachelor’s degree in computer science from Stony Brook University, his Master’s degree in mathematics education from LIU Post and his Administrative Certificate from the College of Saint Rose. He resides in Commack with his wife and three children.
When speaking of this newest leadership opportunity, Mr. Nehlsen said, “I am excited to take on this new role at Howard T. Herber. I look forward to working with the parents, faculty and staff in order to execute continued growth in the areas of curriculum, character, and college and career readiness.”
Family Sports Night - June 10, 2016
Malverne Principal Promoted to Assistant Superintendent
At the April 19 Board Meeting, the Malverne Board of Education appointed Mr. Steven Gilhuley, Howard T. Herber Middle School Principal, to the position of Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Educational Services, effective Aug. 26, 2016. Mr. Gilhuley will replace Ms. Rose Linda Ricca, who will be retiring after 29 years of exemplary service to the Malverne School District.
Mr. Gilhuley has been the principal of Howard T. Herber Middle School for the past nine years, prior to which he was assistant principal for three years. Under his leadership, the middle school has seen many positive changes including academic improvement and motivational initiatives. Utilizing a collaborative approach, Mr. Gilhuley’s leadership was focused upon a cooperative effort by teachers, parents and school-community to create a culture of high expectations and achievements for all students and staff members.
With more than 20 years of education experience, Mr. Gilhuley has developed several initiatives, such as Project Dream and the SAT program, which have been instrumental in the improvement of student achievement as well as students’ personal goals and aspirations. Today, Howard T. Herber Middle School students achieve honor roll in record numbers and enthusiastically volunteer for an unprecedented number of community service activities. In addition, the majority attain several high school Regents credits while in Middle School.
Over the years, Mr. Gilhuley has been honored with many prestigious awards, including being named the 2006 Phi Delta Kappa, Hofstra University Chapter, Educator of the Year. He was named Educator of the Week by WLNY-TV in 2007, which was the same year that Howard T. Herber Middle School received Blue Ribbon recognition. Most recently, Mr. Gilhuley was awarded the 2011 School Administrator Leadership Award by the Academy for Character Education at The Sage Colleges.
Mr. Gilhuley received his Bachelor’s Degree in industrial relations from the University of North Carolina, his Master’s Degree in special education from LIU Post, and his Administrative Degree at the College of New Rochelle. He currently resides in Hicksville with his wife and three children.
“I’m honored to be promoted to this critical leadership position,” Mr. Gilhuley said. “My long-term dedication to the students in this district and school-community is unwavering. I’m excited to join the Central Office Leadership Team and contribute to the future success of our school district.”