• Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District

    106 Washington Avenue, Plainview, New York 11803




    Co-Chairs:                             Secretary:                   Title IX Compliance Officer: 

    Lisa Markowicz Abel            Cara Gargano             Laurie Lynn, Director of Guidance

    Carolyn Loiacono


    It is the purpose of this committee to develop, strengthen, and raise awareness of gender equality through education, communication and athletics.


    We accomplish this purpose by securing and promoting celebrations and achievements that foster the balance toward gender equality, distributing materials, monitoring issues within the school community, and encouraging student participation in all endeavors toward this goal.


    Annually, the committee presents the Yves LeMay / Diana Watson Obey Award to a person in the district that exemplifies the traits characterized by both Yves LeMay and Diana Watson Obey.  Yves LeMay and Diana Watson Obey were both teachers in this district that promoted the ideals of Title IX through their actions, teaching, and positive impact on their students.  Unfortunately, both teachers’ lives were cut short while teaching in the district. 


    The committee welcomes nominations within our district; teacher, administrator, employee, community member, etc... that you feel promotes the ideas of Title IX.  You can interoffice mail your nomination to Lisa Markowicz Abel at Plainview Old Bethpage Middle School.  You can also email an attachment describing the nominee to LiMarkowicz@pobschools.org. The award ceremony is held at central administration on May 14th.  The deadline for submitting this nomination is March 2nd, 2020. 



    Title IX Committee


    Previous--Yves LeMay / Diana Watson Obey Award winners:


    2019     Carolyn Loiacono                             2010    Diane Sandler

    2018    Lisa Markowicz Abel                         2009    Sandi Vanderpool

    2017    Kathy Salerno                                     2008    Carol Meschkow

    2016    Nancy Rogers                                     2007    Dr. Ed Metzendorf, Jr.

    2015    Greg Scesney                                      2006    Jane Behrens

    2014    Kathy Abbene                                     2005    Gail Weinstein

    2013    Neil Lasher                                         2004    Linda Markowicz

    2012    Justin Carey                                       2002    Joan Kaufman

    2011    Meg Fessel                                          2001    Frances Tillona