Board of Education
Megan Ryan, Esq., President
Ed Corona, Vice President
Steve Enella, Mary Keene, Will Luciani, Tracey Miller, Kathy Moran - Trustees
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Mission, Vision and Belief Statements
The North Merrick School District nurtures, guides and challenges students to become meaningful contributors to a global society.
It is the mission of the North Merrick School District to work cooperatively with our schools, parents and community to develop individuals who are respectful, resilient and responsive with a fluency in technology and divergent thinking skills.
We believe in...
- Embracing a Whole-Child Approach: The district fosters the academic, social and emotional development of each student, as we support their unique, individual needs to optimize success.
- A Vibrant Learning Environment: The district is dedicated to providing a safe and healthy learning environment, which cultivates a positive school climate and enhances educational opportunity.
- Collaborative Community Partnerships: The district encourages the flow of communication among our key stakeholders (students, parents, educators and residents) to create a mutual exchange of ideas and information.
- Responsible Fiscal Oversight: The district is focused on maximizing the efficiency of its financial resources to effectively and innovatively meet the goals and objectives of our programs and services.
Megan C. Ryan, Esq. serves as Executive Vice President and General Counsel for NuHealth/NUMC. She is the corporation’s Chief Legal Officer, overseeing all legal, corporate governance, privacy and ethics functions. Ms. Ryan has served as NuHealth/NUMC’s Chief Compliance, Privacy and Ethics officer responsible for investigating any suspicion of fraud, waste or abuse and has been responsible for maintaining a strong compliance program since 2016. Additionally, she served as the Chief Compliance Officer for the Nassau Queens Performing Provider System (“NQP”) in the New York State Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program (DSRIP) implementing and overseeing the execution of DSRIP, compliance practices at the NQP level and its partnering hubs (NUMC, North Shore and Catholic Health Systems) until she was appointed to serve as an Executive Board Member representing NUMC on the NQP Board.
Ms. Ryan brings a wealth of experience and impressive achievements, with extensive academic and legal skills that have prepared her well for the challenges and opportunities of this position. Ms. Ryan is admitted to the New York State Bar and the United States Supreme Court. Prior to joining the Nassau Health Care Corporation, Ms. Ryan served as in-house corporate counsel for Liberty Mutual Insurance Company at the firm of Martyn, Toher and Martyn. She previously worked as an associate attorney in the law firm of O’Reilly, Marsh and Corteselli, P.C., concentrating on banking, real estate and litigation matters.
Ms. Ryan earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Fordham University as a Dean’s Scholar and Biology Chairman Circle honoree and earned a Juris Doctor from St. John’s University School of Law. She is a member of the Nassau County Bar Association, Nassau County Women’s Bar Association, New York State Bar Association and the American College of Hospital Executives. Her paper entitled “An Examination of Regulations and Decisions Concerning the Mandatory Retirement of State Judges” was published nationally in Court Review and was awarded first prize by the AJA. Ms. Ryan is the recipient of the 2016 Long Island Power Woman Award. In 2017 and 2018, Ms. Ryan presented at the ALM National General Counsel Conference on the matter of “Building a High Value Corporate Legal Department in Transformative Times.” She was recognized as a Power Woman in Business in 2016 and a Long Island Business News Leader in the Law in 2017. Ms. Ryan was distinguished as a “Forty Under Forty “Award recipient in her role as General Counsel in 2018. She was appointed to the North Merrick Board of Education in September 2018.
Ed Corona has been a North Merrick resident since 1994, where he and his wife Marianne raised three children who attended Old Mill Road School and Merrick Avenue Middle School and graduated from Calhoun High School.
Mr. Corona currently serves as Vice President of the North Merrick Board of Education. As a trustee, he has actively participated as a representative member for North Merrick on the Bellmore-Merrick Central High School District Board of Education as well as a liaison to the North Merrick PTA Council. In his almost 30 years of living in Merrick, Mr. Corona has also been involved with the Boy Scouts, CYO sports, and the music ministry at Sacred Heart Church.
Mr. Corona retired in 2019, after 34 years of teaching high school math. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from SUNY Oswego and a Master of Arts degree from SUNY Stonybrook. He is the coordinator of high school track and field for Nassau County and a member of the New York State committee for spring track and field. Mr. Corona has dedicated his career to public education, and he looks forward to continued service on the North Merrick Board of Education.
Tracey Miller is a lifelong resident of Merrick, moving here at just four months of age. She attended Camp Avenue School and was one of the first participants in the WINGS program in the district. She then attended the Brookside Junior High School (now the CHS Administration building) and is a proud Calhoun High School graduate (Class of 1985).
Ms. Miller attended Boston University and Queens College for a Master’s degree in Earth Science and Education. Much of her adult life has been concerned with education. She currently teaches Science at the Thomas J. McAnn Middle School in Woodside, Queens. Previously, she taught Earth Science, Marine Biology and Forensics at Lindenhurst High School. Additionally, she taught Earth Science at Franklin K. Lane High School in Brooklyn.
Ms. Miller been an active volunteer in the North Merrick community for many years and has been involved in both CYO and PAL soccer while her children played. She is also an active scout mother: first as a den mother with Pack 206 where she spent many Friday nights in the Camp Avenue gym at the monthly pack night, and as a committee member and chairperson for Troop 351 where one son, Zachary, has achieved Eagle rank and the other, Luke is on the Path to Eagle. Further, she was also a Calhoun Football family mother where every Friday night, she had dinner with the football team to encourage sportsmanship and camaraderie, and she continues to this day with Calhoun Wrestling dinners.
Ms. Miller says she especially values the music program in the North Merrick schools, and she believes the foundation her sons received as music learners in Camp Avenue School has led the to their success in both the MAMS and Calhoun bands. "When children learn to love music at a young age their achievement knows no bounds!," she adds.
Her roots in North Merrick run deep. Having lived here the majority of her life, she wanted to raise her children where she was raised because she feels North Merrick is a great place to live and learn. She benefitted from an education in the North Merrick schools and wanted to give her sons the same experience she received.
She is excited to serve on the North Merrick Board of Education in order to preserve and strengthen this wonderful district for the future generations of North Merrick children to come through the Camp Avenue, Old Mill Road, and Harold D. Fayette Schools!
When my youngest child entered kindergarten in 1996, I applied for a job with the North Merrick School District as a lunch monitor. I became the first paraprofessional at H.D. Fayette earning the PTA Honorary Life Award for my work with the children in 2000. I continued in that capacity until 2003 when I briefly worked for the Bellmore Central High School District in the Personnel Department. In 2004, I returned to where my heart was, the North Merrick School District, where I worked as a Clerk Typist at the Camp Avenue School until my retirement in June 2020.
During my time at Camp Avenue, I volunteered on the Safety Committee and spent numerous years on the Site Based Committee. In addition, I volunteered for the Camp Avenue Book Club during lunch hours. I was once again honored with the PTA Honorary Life Award at Camp Avenue and in 2014 received a Support Staff Service Award from SCOPE Education Services.
Now that I am retired, I am excited to still have input in the district I have grown to love. This school district has made our neighborhood a wonderful place to raise children. I have seen the workings of the district as both a parent and a former employee, and I promise to always have the children’s best interest at heart while practicing fiscal responsibility. It is an honor to serve the district as a member of the Board of Education.
Board Minutes 2022-2023
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