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Two LHS Teachers Recognized for Excellence

Jefferson Cipp and Shawn Dillon Recognized for Excellence in Teaching
Posted on 05/18/2018
Jefferson Cipp and Shawn Dillon Recognized for Excellence in Teaching Two Longwood High School teachers have been recognized for their professional contributions to students from the Suffolk Chapter of the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYSAHPERD) Suffolk Zone.  

High School Physical Education Teacher Jefferson Cipp received the Suffolk Zone Adaptive Physical Education Teacher of the Year for his excellence in teaching and overall performance in the disciplines of physical education. He was initially hired as a teaching assistant in 1997 and was appointed a physical education teacher in 2004.  In addition to teaching a variety of physical education activities to our special needs students at the high school, he is also the head varsity football coach.  As part of the adaptive physical education program, he serves on the Annual Review Committee and works with the numerous events including the Victory Games, Suffolk County Special Olympics, and Best Buddies.

High School Department Chairperson for Health and Physical Education Shawn Dillon has been named the Suffolk Zone Recreation/Adventure Teacher of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Outdoor Education Program.  He began his teaching career in the District in 1999 as a physical education and health teacher. Mr. Dillon was appointed Department Chair for Health and Physical Education in 2004 and has created several new electives and course offerings in physical education including the outdoor education program. Under his leadership, the program continues to grow each year with new activities and equipment. Mr. Dillon is currently a club adviser for Outdoor Education and the Director of Leadership Through Adventure Camp.

“Both Jeff and Shawn are dedicated professionals who work tirelessly on behalf of the students at Longwood,” said Mrs. Curiale.  “They both make a positive impact on the physical education program at the High School and continue to lead others by example.”
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