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HS Department Chair Named 2018 Amazing Person

High School Department Chair Recognized as “2018 Amazing Person”
Posted on 11/23/2018
High School Department Chair Recognized as “2018 Amazing Person”High School Department Chair for Health and Physical Education Shawn Dillon was named the 2018 “Amazing Person of the Year” for Health Education by the New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NYS AHPERD). Mr. Dillon accepted the honor on Thursday, November 15 at the NYS AHPERD State Conference at Turning Stone, Verona, NY.  


Mr. Dillon began his teaching career at Longwood 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.  Last year, he was the recipient of the Suffolk Zone Recreation/Adventure Teacher of the Year for his outstanding contributions to the Outdoor Education Program.  


“Mr. Dillon is a dedicated professional who works tirelessly on behalf of the students at Longwood,” said Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics Gina Curiale.  “He continues to make a positive impact on the physical education program at the high school, and we are proud to have him as part of our school community. His designation as an ‘Amazing Person’ is truly deserved.”
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