The Members of the Board of Education
William F Connors Jr., President
Liaison Positions: Setauket Elementary School and Nassakeag Elementary School
Subcommittee Membership: Audit and Facilities
William F. Connors, Jr., a Three Village resident since 1973, is married with four children who graduated from Ward Melville High School. He retired from Suffolk County Community College in 2011 after holding a variety of faculty and senior administrative positions spanning 44 years. These include Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/College Dean of Faculty, Executive Dean/CEO of the Ammerman and Eastern Campuses, Associate Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Faculty at the Ammerman and Grant Campuses.
Mr. Connors holds a Bachelor of Arts in history from Saint Anselm College, a Master of Education in counseling psychology from Springfield College and a Master of Public Administration in management from Long Island University. He was selected to appear in “Who's Who in American Education.”
Mr. Connors has been active in numerous community activities and has served as member/vice president of the board of trustees of the Emma S. Clark Memorial Library from 1984-1992. He had previously been on the Board of Education from 1994-2006 and served as president from 1996-2006 and vice president from 1995-1996. He was elected again to the Board of Education in 2012.
Irene Gische, Vice President
Liaison Positions: P.J. Gelinas Junior High School
Subcommittee Membership: Facilities and Policy
Irene Gische has been a resident of the Three Village Central School District since 1974. Mrs. Gische holds a degree in early childhood education from Brooklyn College and a master’s in liberal studies from Stony Brook. She served on the Board of Education for 12 years, from 1983-1995, two of which as board president. Mrs. Gische’s two children attended Three Village schools from kindergarten through high school.
Mrs. Gische has worked for SUNY Stony Brook for 25 years as the head teacher at the University Preschool. She has an extensive record of volunteering in the school district, participating in various PTA, PTO, PTGT and Board-appointed committees. She has also served as the costumer for various theater productions in the schools.
Deanna Bavlnka, Trustee
Liaison Position : Arrowhead Elementary School
Subcommittee Membership: Policy
Deanna Bavlnka, a Three Village resident since 1973 and a proud graduate of Ward Melville High School, is married with two children who currently attend the Three Village Central School District. She presently serves as the director of human resources for P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc. (PWGC), an environmental engineering firm with more than 20 years of human resources experience. Ms. Bavlnka holds a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification, a bachelor’s degree in HR Development and Management, and has been a member of the Society for Human Resource Management since 1989. She has led PWGC to numerous highly recognized achievements. Ms. Bavlnka is a firsthand witness to the value of a quality education, as she leads PWGC’s recruiting efforts to seek out the best and brightest minds that the engineering and scientific communities have to offer.
In addition, Ms. Bavlnka manages the firm’s scholarship, mentoring and internship programs. These programs provide her with opportunities to work with many school districts and see firsthand the specific aspects of each that directly translate to real value for the working world. She also participates on local school districts’ career advisory boards, volunteers at the Stony Brook University Career Center and participates in community fundraising events for various charities.
Inger Germano, Trustee
Liaison Positions: Minnesauke Elementary School
Subcommittee Membership: Legislative and Policy
Inger Germano moved to Three Village in 2005 with her husband and two daughters, who attend school in the district. She is currently serving her second term as trustee on the Board of Education.
Mrs. Germano is an advocate for public education and believer that every child has a right to reach his or her maximum potential, and that it truly takes a village to raise a child. She feels it is important that every decision made is rooted in the best interests of the students.
Mrs. Germano has more than 20 years of experience in the health care management field and is the owner and president of Universal Medical Billing, a full-service medical management company. She previously held positions as director and administrator in several multi-site radiology and cardiology practices. Mrs. Germano also serves as vice president of operations for Global Alliance Realty, owned by her and her husband.
Mrs. Germano and her husband volunteer for many community clubs, events and committees, including the Girls Scouts of Suffolk County, St. James R.C. Church, Three Village Basketball and the Setauket Fire Department. In addition to her service as a district trustee, Mrs. Germano previously served on the North Shore Montessori Board.
Dr. Jeffrey Kerman, Trustee
Liaison Position : Murphy Junior High School, Ward Melville High School
Subcommittee Membership: Audit and Facilities
Dr. Jeffrey L. Kerman and his wife Marilyn have been residents of Setauket for 34 years. He has been practicing dentistry for 41 years and currently practices in Miller Place and New York City. Dr. Kerman previously served on the Three Village Board of Education for six years and looks forward to serving the community once again. He was appointed to the district’s Citizen’s Budget Committee and has served as its chairperson.
Dr. Kerman has a Bachelor of Arts from Tulane University and a Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Pittsburgh. He served two years as a captain in the United States Army. Dr. Kerman currently serves as treasurer of the non-profit NYACAO Corporation, an organization which helps dental students while they are in school. He has held this office for 20 years.
Dr. Kerman is a member of the American Dental Association and is a founding member of the Suffolk County Dental Society and the Bronx County Dental Society. His older son Alex graduated from Ward Melville High School in 2009 and his younger son Matthew graduated from Ward Melville in 2011.
Jonathan Kornreich, Trustee
Liaison Position : Mount Elementary School
Subcommittee Membership: Audit and Legislative
Both before and after his education at SUNY Albany, Jonathan Kornreich
spent several years living and traveling around the world. This exposure
has had a tremendous influence on Mr. Kornreich's professional and
philosophical development. After graduating from college, he started
several businesses ranging from an import company, a computer hardware
firm and a swimming pool service company.
Mr. Kornreich believes strongly in the mission of helping to develop the
entrepreneurial ecosystem on Long Island. He is active as an angel
investor and advisor, and serves on the corporate board of a biotech
device manufacturer. In addition to this, he runs a property management
and investment company; works as a consultant to an engineering firm;
serves as a legal technical consultant; and is part-owner of a
restaurant and a moringa plantation.
Guided by a strong sense of the critical importance of education,
philanthropy and community service, he also serves as Vice President of
the Suffolk County Boys and Girls Club and is President of the Three
Village Civic Association. He is also a past president of the North
Shore Montessori School in Stony Brook. Mr. Kornreich lives with his
wife and two daughters in Stony Brook, and was first elected to the
Three Village Board of Education in 2008.
Angelique Ragolia, Trustee
Angelique Ragolia, a Three Village resident since 2005, is married with two children in the district. Currently, her son attends P.J. Gelinas Junior High School and her daughter is enrolled at Ward Melville High School. She was sworn into the Board of Education in May 2016.
Mrs. Ragolia works as an independent living skills trainer for people with traumatic brain injuries. Prior to this, she worked as a speech and hearing teacher for the New York City Department of Education. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Queens College in communication, arts and science and speech-language pathology.
Mrs. Ragolia is an advocate for comprehensive, well-rounded educational programs. She is completing her second term as president of the Three Village Joint PTA Council and has volunteered with the schools’ PTAs for the past 11 years. Additionally, she is active in the larger community, having been a catechist at St. James Roman Catholic Church since 2007.