Principal Dr. Vincent Romano, teacher Brian China and and community
leader Allen Lewis have been chosen to receive awards at SCOPE Education
Services’ 15th Annual School District Awards Dinner. Dr. Romano is
being recognized for his administrative leadership, Mr. China for his
teaching and Mr. Lewis for his longstanding community service. All
members of the community are invited to join us in honoring these
outstanding leaders on March 14 at Villa Lombardi’s. Contact Lisa Ridley
for further information.
A community resident and volunteer for almost 50 years, Allen Lewis is a
founding member of the Lakeview Youth Federation. He continues to serve
as a mentor and coach to Malverne High School’s varsity boys basketball
team and serves on numerous school district committees, including the
Superintendent’s Advisory Council, Administrator Hiring Committees and
the Schools of Opportunity Visitation Committee. A former secondary
school principal for one of New York City’s most challenging schools,
Mr. Lewis has been honored repeatedly for his altruism, with honors
including the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award, the NAACP
Lakeview Chapter Service Award and the Distinguished Service Award from
the Malverne Teachers’ Association.
Nominated for his exemplary leadership at Malverne High School, Dr.
Romano has created a cultural transformation at the school. During his
tenure, the school community has made a commitment to the highest
academic achievement and pro-social behavior. Leading by example, Dr.
Romano’s active involvement in the development of each student has
fostered a climate of camaraderie and teamwork among staff and students
alike. Success rates have never been higher, and the school has received
national recognition for its efforts, including a School of Opportunity
Gold Award, placement on the National College Board’s Advanced
Placement Honor Roll, designation as an AP School of Excellence, and
national ranking among the top 10 percent of high schools by the
Washington Post and Newsweek for college readiness.
Distinguishing himself as a master social studies teacher at Malverne
High School, Mr. China has a genuine passion for his subject matter. He
believes in the potential of his students and holds each of them to the
highest academic standards. Always willing to go above and beyond to
ensure success, he boasts the highest enrollment and achievement scores
in the Advanced Placement courses he teaches. Mr. China was chosen for
this award based upon his high standards, outstanding results, personal
integrity and unwavering commitment to students.