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WATCH: Mepham Assistant Principal Receives Tenure

Christopher Safina Received Tenure (Credit: Michael Ganci, Patch Clips)
Christopher Safina Received Tenure (Credit: Michael Ganci, Patch Clips)
Christopher Safina has been working in Mepham High School since 1993, and 20 years later, he has been rewarded with tenure.

Safina used to be a guidance counselor at Mepham High School before he took over as assistant principal. At last week's Bellmore-Merrick Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Henry Kiernan praised his work ethic and referred to Safina as an "invaluable member of the staff."

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"His work is exceptional, and I am proud to have him working with us," Kiernan said. 

The Board voted unanimously to approve Safina for tenure, and once it became official, he was given a big ovation from those in attendance. Patch took video, which is attached with the story.

What do you think of Christopher Safina's work in Bellmore-Merrick? Tell us in the comments section below.
joanne lewis February 14, 2013 at 11:01 AM
Congratulations to Mr. Safina! He was our oldest two children's guidance counselor and although very happy for him, when he became asst principal, was sad for us that he wouldn't see our youngest through Mepham. No worries..he is always available to answer a question or calm a concern!
warren February 15, 2013 at 04:10 PM
I want to take the time to congratulate Mr., Safina on his tenure as it is certainly an honor well deserved. He was my oldest son's guidance counselor and was absolutely phenominal in his capacity and of great assistance to my son. WARREN HELLER

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