John Sparacio Named Administrator of the Year

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District Athletic Director John Sparacio has been named one of Long Island’s seven Administrators of the Year by the prestigious Council of Administrators and Supervisors (CAS), and is the lone director to be bestowed the award this year. CAS is the largest professional organization of school administrators and supervisors on Long Island, and protects the legal rights of school leaders while serving their professional interests. Mr. Sparacio was nominated for the distinction by high school Principal Jonathan Klomp and middle school Principal Elizabeth Walsh-Bulger.
    
Mr. Sparacio was born and raised in North Babylon, and is a member of the Class of 1993. He has worked in the district as director of physical education, health, recreation and athletics for eight years, prior to which he was a physical education teacher and coach in the West Islip School District for nearly 12 years. He holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Hofstra University, a master’s degree in liberal arts and a professional certificate in school district administration, both from Stony Brook University.
    
“I am not one who likes to have attention drawn on me,” Mr. Sparacio said. “I prefer to glorify and recognize others, however, I am very flattered that my colleagues took the time to recognize the work that I do and nominated me for this very special award. It is all about the children of this great district, and my passion and desire to work hard is fueled by them. They deserve the very best we can provide. It is my job within my department to give them 100 percent effort every day, and to seek out all types of resources and opportunities to benefit our students, programs and the community as a whole.”
    
Mr. Sparacio, who believes in “keeping your eyes on the goal and enjoying everything in between,” lives in Bayport with his wife Lorraine — a teacher in the district— and their three children Daphne, Darla and John Vincent.