The Wantagh School District has appointed Carol-Ann Winans as director of science and technology, effective July 1. Winans will replace Tobias Daempfle, who served as interim science/technology education director during the 2018-2019 school year.
A Lynbrook resident, Winans joins Wantagh from the Lynbrook School District where she has served as science chairperson since 2015. Since 2007, she has also taught honors, Regents and Advanced Placement science courses and served as the Lynbrook High School’s Science Olympiad Coach.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in biologic sciences and secondary education from the University of Maryland at College Park, a master’s degree in science education from Queens College and educational, school building and school district leadership certification from the College of Saint Rose. Winans also received additional science education certification in chemistry through the University of Maryland at College Park’s Chemical and Life Sciences post-mater’s degree program.
Winans is a member of the New York State Nassau Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS) where she serves as section director, biology and living environment subject area representative and as a former member of the Board of Directors. As a member of STANYS, she has presented multiple science-related workshops at the organization’s state conferences.
Winans’ appointment was announced during the district’s March 14 board of education meeting where Assistant Superintendent for Instruction Dr. Marc Ferris welcomed her to the district.
“Ms. Winans is at the forefront of science education in New York State, and we are fortunate to have such a qualified candidate to assume the role of director of science and technology,” he said.
-Submitted by Wantagh School District