LINDENHURST, NY – A longtime Lindenhurst teacher was recently named assistant principal at the local middle school.
Joseph Furno, who has been working in the district for 17 years, officially started his new role as assistant principal of Lindenhurst Middle School.
He first joined the Lindenhurst family in 2002 as a permanent substitute teacher and was hired in 2003 as a leave replacement teacher for high school mathematics.
In 2004, Furno earned his position as teacher of mathematics at the secondary level, a position he’s held until this most recent promotion.
In addition to his teaching, Furno has dedicated become a dedicated member of the district.
He spent his time as a curriculum writer, stage crew supervisor, coach for several middle school and junior varsity sports teams and has served as the press box announcer for varsity football games and the master of ceremonies for the high school pep rally for 10 years.
Furno obtained an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Educational Leadership, as well as, a Master of Arts degree in Liberal Arts with a specialization in Education and Special Education from Stony Brook University.
He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from St. Joseph’s College in Patchogue.
“Throughout my career in Lindenhurst I have witnessed the unique ways in which this community comes together in adversity, supports their neighbors, and can overcome challenges,” Furno said. “I’ve witnessed the same level of tenacity and pride in the students I’ve had the privilege to teach and coach. I feel very fortunate to be able to now serve even more of the Lindenhurst community in this new role as assistant principal. I look forward to many more years as a Bulldog.”
Congratulations to Joseph Furno!