Port district’s assistant superintendent to leave at end of year

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The Port Washington School District is petitioning lawmakers for their "fair share of state aid." (Photo courtesy of Google Maps)

An assistant superintendent in the Port Washington School District will be retiring at the end of June, according to a letter sent to parents.

Wafa Deeb-Westervelt, who first took office as the district’s assistant superintendent for curriculum, instruction and assessment at the start of the 2013-14 school year, says her retirement will conclude 32 years working in public education.

“As the assistant superintendent, I have had the privilege of working with a knowledgeable, highly professional, student-centered administrative team and a talented, dedicated and collaborative group of teachers and staff who consistently work toward students’ best interest,” Deeb-Westervelt wrote in the letter.

Prior to serving in Port, Deeb-Westervelt worked in the Freeport Public Schools and as an adjunct assistant professor at Hofstra University’s Teaching, Literacy, and Leadership Department, having received her B.S. and M.A. from Adelphi University and her doctorate in education from Hofstra. She also co-authored the book “Data Talk: Creating Teacher and Administrator Partnerships Around Data – Practical Strategies for Improved Student Achievement,” and was recognized by the New York State Council of School Superintendents in 2002, when she was awarded the Raymond R. Delaney Scholarship Award.

Deeb-Westervelt thanked the school board, administration and faculty for the opportunity to serve.

“I continue to wish only the very best for the Port Washington school and communities,” Deeb-Westervelt wrote.

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