new hires
James T. Powers
Alex Harris

Alex Harris

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has named Harris as director of the Lab’s Energy Sciences Department. In his new position, Harris will manage several divisions of the Laboratory, including the Center for Functional Nanomaterials, the Chemistry Division, and the Condensed Matter Physics and Materials Science Division. Together, these divisions conduct fundamental research on advanced energy technologies from electric vehicle batteries to artificial photosynthesis, as well as research on quantum materials and nanomaterials.

Denise Connolly

Denise Connolly

New Hyde Park-Garden City Park Union Free School District appointed Connolly as assistant principal, districtwide. She has served as interim assistant principal since August 2020 and has been the supervisor in charge of remote learning for this school year. She started her career with the district in 2005 as an ENL and special education teacher. 

 

 

James T. Powers

James T. Powers

Powers joined H2M architects + engineers as the chief development and growth officer as the firm looks beyond the tri-state region with the goal of planting roots in communities across the East Coast. He has worked in cities throughout the country, from Albany to Dallas, and on landmark projects such as the original World Trade Center.

Leyna Malone

Leyna Malone

The North Bellmore School District promoted Martin Avenue Elementary School Principal Leyna Malone to the district office as the executive director of pupil personnel services and special education. She came to the district in 2015 as Saw Mill Road’s assistant principal before moving on to Martin Avenue a year later. Prior to that, she was a teacher in New York City.

 

 

Jay Bishoff

Jay T. Bishoff, MD

Dr. Bishoff has been named director of urology for Northwell Health’s Central Region, with oversight of urology sites in Nassau County and parts of eastern Queens. He also is a professor of urology at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Based at Northwell’s The Smith Institute of Urology, with affiliations at North Shore University Hospital and Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Bishoff treats urological cancer patients using the latest, least invasive robotic and laparoscopic techniques available. 

Margarita Maravel

Margarita Maravel

Maravel was appointed director of human resources in the Mineola Union Free School District. With more than 20 years of experience within the district, Maravel most recently served as the Hampton Street School Principal. Prior to that, she held positions including classroom teacher, reading teacher, literacy coordinator and instructional leader.

 

 

Dr. Dennis O’Hara

Dennis P. O’Hara
Following a thorough search process, the Islip School District has tapped O’Hara as its next superintendent of schools. He joins the Islip School District from the Hauppauge Union Free School District, where he has served as superintendent of schools since 2016. He succeeds Ellen Semel, who retired in June after a long tenure with the district.

 

 

Angela Gallucci

Angela Gallucci
The Massapequa School District promoted Gallucci from Massapequa High School to the district office building, as she will become the new administrative associate for general administration, effective Sept. 1. She has been a special education teacher at the high school since 2013.

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