At its June 13 meeting, the South Orangetown Central School District Board of Education appointed William Pilla, Dr. Joseph Lloyd and John Gulino to district leadership positions. “These administrative additions will strengthen our already solid leadership team and add critical skills to our district. Bill, Joe and John together bring deep experience in their respective fields and share a profound commitment to children. We are proud to have them join us in our mission to empower all students to achieve their full potential,” said Superintendent Dr. Robert Pritchard.
Mr. Pilla will join the district effective July 1, 2019, as Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics to oversee districtwide physical education and health curriculum and instruction and extracurricular athletics. He will report to Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction Dr. Brian Culot.
Mr. Pilla joins SOCSD after nearly 20 years with the East Ramapo Central School District, where he served as the Dean of Health & Human Development Academy and Athletic Director at Spring Valley High School, and as the district’s Coordinator of Physical Education, Health & Athletics. Since 2008, he has also had an active role in Section I Athletics, where he has served on the Transfer and Eligibility, Championship and Protest committees and as the Class A Football Chairperson. Previously, he taught at the elementary and junior high school levels in Yonkers Public Schools. He holds a Masters Degree in Special Education from CUNY City College, a Bachelor of Science in Physical Education from Manhattan College, a Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Administration from SUNY New Paltz and New York State certification for both School District Administration and School Administration and Supervision.
Dr. Lloyd was appointed Director of Staff Relations, effective July 14, 2019. In this role, Dr. Lloyd will direct the recruitment, hiring, orientation, training, tenure and job evaluation processes to ensure that the district maintains a highly-qualified and committed workforce, as well as the delivery of high quality, responsive service to engage and support all employees. He will report to the Superintendent.
Since 2014, Dr. Lloyd has been Principal at Sloatsburg Elementary School, which serves students in kindergarten through grade 5. Prior to this post, he spent seven years as an assistant principal and five years as a classroom teacher in the North Rockland Central School District. Dr. Lloyd holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Administration and Policy Studies from SUNY Albany, a Masters Degree in Literacy (K-12) from Adelphi University, a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education (K-6) from SUNY Cortland and permanent New York State certifications for School District Administration and School Administration and Supervision.
Mr. Gulino will become the district’s Director of Safety, Security and Compliance, effective August 1, 2019. He will work closely with the Director of Facilities and administration on overall districtwide safety and security of staff, students, and community, as well as district facilities and grounds. He is responsible for developing and maintaining a comprehensive safety and security program that incorporates training, related building upgrades/maintenance, effective protocols for emergency management, compliance and reporting, and communication systems. Mr. Gulino will report to Executive Director of Finance and Management Services Alicia Koster.
Mr. Gulino is Supervisor/Senior Health and Safety Technician for Rockland BOCES’ Health, Safety & Security, where he has provided Rockland County school districts with detailed analysis, comprehensive plans and remediation recommendations and worked closely with local law enforcement and first responders since 1995. He possesses extensive knowledge of New York State Education, Department of Labor, Environmental Protection Agency and Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations and experience with conducting investigations and the development and implementation of procedures and systems to enhance school safety and security. Over the course of his career, Mr. Gulino guided Rockland County school districts on New York State water testing legislation enacted in 2016 and helped to reorganize the Rockland County Public School Alert System. A 1994 graduate of Ramapo College (Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies), Mr. Gulino is a New York State-licensed Asbestos Inspector and Mold Inspector and holds certifications for Lead Based Paint Risk Assessor and Fire/Code Enforcement Officer.