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The Members of the Board of Education

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2021 - 2022   
 
Irene Gische, President
Vincent Vizzo, Vice President
Deanna Bavlnka, Dr. Jeffrey Kerman, Jonathan Kornreich


Irene Gische, President    Email
Liaison Positions: Nassakeag Elementary
Subcommittee Membership: Policy


Irene Gische has been a resident of the Three Village Central School District since 1974. Mrs. Gische holds a degree in early childhood education from Brooklyn College and a master’s in liberal studies from Stony Brook. She served on the Board of Education for 12 years, from 1983-1995, two of which as board president. Mrs. Gische’s two children attended Three Village schools from kindergarten through high school.

Mrs. Gische has worked for SUNY Stony Brook for 25 years as the head teacher at the University Preschool.  She has an extensive record of volunteering in the school district, participating in various PTA, PTO, PTGT and Board-appointed committees. She has also served as the costumer for various theater productions in the schools.
 


Vincent Vizzo, Vice President    Email
Liaison Position: P.J. Gelinas Jr. High School

Subcommittee Membership: Facilities

Vinny Vizzo, a Three Village resident since 1988, has been married to Elsa for 41 years.  They have two children who attended Mount elementary, Murphy JHS and Ward Melville.  Vincent is an Orthopedic Physician Assistant and Dereck is an Engineer.  Mr. Vizzo began his career as a Spanish teacher at Queen of the Rosary Academy.  He came to Gelinas JHS in 1985 where he began teaching Spanish and Theater Arts.  He was appointed Chairman of World Languages, Assistant Principal of Murphy JHS and Principal of Murphy for the past 13 years.  Mr. Vizzo retired in January after 34 years in Three Village. In addition to his work in the district, Mr. Vizzo  has also worked as an adjunct professor of Spanish at Suffolk County Community College.
 
Mr. Vizzo holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from Saint Joseph’s College, a Master of Education in Spanish from Saint John’s University and a NYS School Administrator/Supervisor Certificate from New York University. Mr. Vizzo recently received the Outstanding Regional Administrator Award presented by the Empire State Supervisor and Administrators Association.
 
Mr. Vizzo previously served as the President of the Three Village Administrators Association and Vice President of the Council of Administrators and Supervisors. He is excited to be a member of the Board of Education because he believes that he represents all children in our community.

Deanna Bavlnka, Trustee    Email
Liaison Position :  Arrowhead Elementary School, Mount Elementary School
Subcommittee Membership: Policy


Deanna Bavlnka, a Three Village resident since 1973 and a proud graduate of Ward Melville High School, is married with two children who currently attend the Three Village Central School District. She presently serves as director of human resources in the financial industry with more than 20 years of human resources experience. Ms. Bavlnka holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR), a SHRM-CP, a bachelor’s degree in HR Development and Management, and has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management since 1989. Ms. Bavlnka is a firsthand witness to the value of a quality education, as she leads talent acquisition efforts to seek out the best and brightest. She is an advocate for public education, embraces growth and values a creative culture.

In addition, Ms. Bavlnka is the district chair of the President's Volunteer Service Awards. She maintains Three Village Connection, a community Facebook group since 2013, that informs and recognizes Three Village's students, administrators, teachers and staff. She is a strong believer in district/community communication. She also participates on local school districts’ career advisory boards, volunteers at the Stony Brook University Career Center and participates in community fundraising events for various charities.



Dr. Jeffrey Kerman, Trustee    Email
Liaison Position : Ward Melville High School
Subcommittee Membership: Facilities and Audit


Dr. Jeffrey L. Kerman and his wife Marilyn have been residents of Setauket for over 40 years. He has been practicing dentistry for close to 50 years and currently practices in Miller Place and New York City.  Dr. Kerman previously served on the Three Village Board of Education for six years and looks forward to serving the community once again. He was appointed to the district’s Citizen’s Budget Committee and has served as its chairperson.

Dr. Kerman has a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. He served two years as a captain in the United States Army. Dr. Kerman currently serves as treasurer of the non-profit NYACAO Corporation, an organization which helps dental students while they are in school. He has held this office for 20 years.  

Dr. Kerman is a member of the American Dental Association and is a founding member of the Suffolk County Dental Society and the Bronx County Dental Society. His older son Alex graduated from Ward Melville High School in 2009 and his younger son Matthew graduated from Ward Melville in 2011.

Jonathan Kornreich, Trustee    Email
Liaison Position : Murphy Junior High School
Subcommittee Membership: Audit


Both before and after his education at SUNY Albany, Jonathan Kornreich spent several years living and traveling around the world. This exposure has had a tremendous influence on Mr. Kornreich's professional and philosophical development. After graduating from college, he started several businesses ranging from an import company, a computer hardware firm and a swimming pool service company.

Mr. Kornreich believes strongly in the mission of helping to develop the entrepreneurial ecosystem on Long Island. He is active as an angel investor and advisor, and serves on the corporate board of a biotech device manufacturer. In addition to this, he runs a property management and investment company; works as a consultant to an engineering firm; serves as a legal technical consultant; and is part-owner of a restaurant and a moringa plantation.

Guided by a strong sense of the critical importance of education, philanthropy and community service, he also serves as Vice President of the Suffolk County Boys and Girls Club and is President of the Three Village Civic Association. He is also a past president of the North Shore Montessori School in Stony Brook. Mr. Kornreich lives with his wife and two daughters in Stony Brook, and was first elected to the Three Village Board of Education in 2008.
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