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
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