Around the district


Shirmeen Charles-Burke
“I think the students here at Ellenville make this a special place to be. We have young scholars from various backgrounds and demographics making a connection with someone who looks like them and that is extremely vital and rewarding in itself. I made a commitment to positively influence as many lives as I can during my career. My students know that they will always remain a part of my extended family because I care for them like they are my own. I didn’t choose Ellenville; it chose me.”
Shirmeen Charles-Burke, Grade 3 Teacher
Bryan Bonitz
“You don’t just get 200 career wins without many great people around you. And of course, the wonderful student athletes I have worked with along the way. This [honor] belongs to them, too.”
Bryan Bonitz, Varsity Boys Basketball Coach
Mercedes Flores
“It truly was a blessing many years ago when I was hired to work in the District. This was a gift that offered me a great opportunity to live in this community and to raise my kids, who all graduated from Ellenville High School. I also appreciate my many wonderful co-workers and staff who treat me so well.”
Mercedes Flores, Custodian