South Country Doings


South Country Honors Those Geared to Serve             4/17/12

The South Country Central School District recently honored two special honorees at the annual SCOPE Educational Service Awards Dinner on Monday,
March 28th at Villa Lombardi’s in Holbrook, teacher Mr. Peter Cisek and School Board member Mr. Kevin Kirk.
The annual program recognizes honorees from Nassau and Suffolk Counties for excellence in service to students and schools.

Mr. Peter Cisek has served as an educator within the South Country CSD for 38 years. A graduate of Ohio State,
he and wife Nancy have two sons, also educators in public education. As a teacher and community member,
Mr. Cisek has dedicated countless hours of service to help his community. He serves on the Board of the South Country Educational Foundation,
an organization that has awarded numerous grants to teachers in support of education.
Furthermore, he has taken on many advisory roles within the school setting.
He advises the school’s Garden Club, which donates food to the homeless and Lighthouse Mission.
He is the advisor of the Woodworker’s Club, and can be seen picking up unwanted lumber from local suppliers to arrange student ‘kits’.
He runs the school’s recycling program, and he promotes the school’s Character Education and Peer Mediation programs when students are having issues.
Mr. Cisek was recognized for his many years of “Excellence in Community Service” by SCOPE.

Mr. Kevin Kirk is currently the Vice President of the South Country Board of Education, serving for two terms.
Overall, he has served the South Country Central School District with distinction for 42 years, beginning his career in 1970 as a math teacher.
Upon retirement, Mr. Kirk was elected to the Board in 2006. Once in office he worked with all educational constituents,
and used his skills as a former coach to develop a team approach on the Board to address the District’s fiscal and academic health.
As a former educator, Mr. Kirk provided insight to other Board members giving the educational “twist” on many items.
By 2008, after helping to reform the District’s fiscal practices, he was elected Vice President of the Board by his peers.
Their confidence in him was drawn from his tireless work ethic and devotion to duty.
Mr. Kirk was honored for his years of “Excellence in Board of Education Service” by SCOPE.



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