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Great Neck Road Elementary School

Shared Decision Making (SDM)


The goal of the Shared Decision Making (SDM) process is to empower teams to develop creative methods of improving a school's programs, practices, and services to provide students with the best opportunities to attain the District Goals. The team is comprised of building administrators, teachers, parents, and support staff.

The 2015/2016 SDM team is committed to enhancing the Character Education program at the Great Neck Road Elementary School. Throughout the year, students will be exposed to a variety of character building activities. Each month, a new "pillar of character" will be introduced and studied.

Each month, students that are displaying the characteristics of the month's pillar are recognized by being selected for the Character Education Café. At the Café, students get to each lunch with teacher volunteers, receive a certificate to acknowledge their good character traits, get extra recess time, step to the head of the lunch line, and select a prize from the treasure chest.

2016/2017 SDM Members

Karla Cangelosi
Janine Proulx
Jeanne Beth DeMott
Joanna Spyris
Marilin Gutierrez
Rose Marie Bell
Alison Gangemella
Tara Wilson
Karilyn Fincke
Mary Beth Loeber
Amanda Bolina
Adrienne Mahoney
Lori Markowski
Devan Markey
Dayna Plochochi
Bill Bennett
Patricia Caputo
Laura Palazzo
Victoria Rogalsi
Noelle Darby
Melissa Horrmann
Peggy Murphy
Tiffanee Wimbush