The Seaford Board of Education will have two fresh faces at its next meeting in two weeks after two longtime community resident were appointed Thursday night as interim trustees.
Jeanmarie Wink and Annalisa Siracusa Antonette were selected to replace trustees Michael Sapraicone and John DelGuidice, who both resigned their positions. DelGuidice at the July 7 reorganization meeting and Sapraicone on Sept. 16 effective at the end of business on Oct. 6.
“I’m looking forward to contributing to the future of our children,” said Antonette, who works in the consumer products industry and has three sons in the Seaford School District.
Wink, who has had children graduate from the Seaford School District, is a veteran education leader. She is currently principal at in the Levittown School District.
Both Wink and Antonette are scheduled to be sworn in as trustees prior to the school board’s next scheduled workshop meeting on Oct. 19. The appointees will serve as Seaford trustees until the spring and both face an election in May for a regular term if they choose to run.
The Oct. 6 meeting at was the last one for Sapraicone, who was first elected to the Seaford school board in 2006 and resigned due to personal reasons because of a heavier travel schedule he has been faced with recently. Sapraicone, a former detective with the New York City Police Department, is the founder and owner of Squad Security Inc. and Squad Security Ltd worldwide companies, which has offices in Manhattan and London.
“Seaford is always close to my heart,” said Sapraicone, who served as Seaford Board of Education president from 2008-2010. “I’m going to miss everyone here.”
“He always supports this district,” said Seaford Board of Education vice president Richard DiBlasio. “Mike always has good intentions.”
Seaford Board of Education president Brian Fagan remarked on how he and Sapraicone knew each other living in Rosedale, Queens before both moving to Seaford in the early 90’s.
“Mike is a hard worker, he is tenacious, he is passionate about what does for the community,” said Fagan, who presented Sapraicone a certificate for his five years serving on the board. “I’d like to thank you for your contributions.”