William King Moss III
Graduated Brentwood High School with honors as his class’ Salutatorian and President in June of 1995. Since then, Billy has earned his B.A. with honors from Harvard College in Children’s Studies and Mathematics Education and his M.Ed. from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education where he majored in Moral and Social Development and Character Education. Billy has completed his doctoral coursework in Educational Leadership, earning both School District Administrator and Bilingual Education certifications. Billy taught mathematics in Brentwood school district for 11 years and now serves as the Director of Academic Affairs at Lawrence High School. In December 2000, Long Island Newsday printed a cover story about Billy’s return to Brentwood from Harvard. And in February 2001, FOX 5 News broadcast a segment similarly about Billy’s return. In May 2009, Billy was featured on the DirectTV televisions series “Hometown Heroes” for his community service work and accomplishments. He is co-founder of the Brentwood Alumni Student Association, Inc., has served as the president of Brentwood Youth Activities. He has been an advocate for Student Leadership having served as a Student Council Advisor and having been elected to the New York State Council for Leadership and Student Activities where he played a leading role in the execution of local and state leadership conferences for high school students. In his spare hours, Billy tutors mathematics and SAT prep privately and was the on-site Director of the Rising Star Summer Leadership Camp, which teaches character, mathematics and English language arts in a mentoring environment. In addition, Billy has won various awards on both regional and national levels.
Edward Groce has been a vice-president of Islip Town Branch for 4 years. He is a Suffolk County Police Officer and runs the Police Athletic League. He is responsible for bringing us sports like boxing, football, basketball etc. for our local youth.
I am Camille. One of seven children born to Carriette and George Hudson. I was raised in Northeast Bronx during the 60’s and 70’s, I went to Fashion Industries High School in hopes of becoming the next Versace. I attended Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) on the weekends, as I worked in a Soho Gallery as the supervisor of the art department fresh out of High School, simultaneously, I attended Robert Fiance Beauty School, where I achieved my cosmetology license. I made money doing hair and nails, though not the glamorous life I dreamed of. So, I invested in the Chief Leader. In the summer of 1984, I received confirmation that I was a candidate for the New York City Department of Correction. I was sworn in on September 15, 1985. I had the pleasure of working in many capacities throughout the Department. I spent thirteen years in the various jails, both on Rikers’ Island and throughout the city. In 1998, I was transferred to Investigation Division, where I would spend the rest of my 21years of service. I also volunteered as President of Council of PTSA (Parents’ Teachers’ Students’ Association). I went back to school and achieved my Bachelor’s Degree in Education and Public Policy, with a minor in Child Development. In 2015, I managed to attain my Master’s Degree in Education; I am currently pursuing my Doctorate Degree. I spent the last 13 years working with children with special needs within the Brentwood School District, and I am now a Behavior Interventionist/ Parent Trainer.
Helen R. Moss is a 40+ year resident of the hamlet of Brentwood in the Town of Islip. Since moving to Brentwood in 1977, Ms Helen R. Moss has been an active member in the civic life of Islip Town. Ms. Moss is a Eucharistic Minister at St. Anne’s Roman Catholic Church for the past 27 years and has been an active member of St. Anne’s Parish for more than 4 decades. In her years at St. Anne’s, Ms. Moss has also worked as an RCIA mentor for adults wishing to join the Catholic Church. Ms. Moss is also an Associate member of the Sister of St Joseph and a Columbiette of the St Anne’s Knights of Columbus.
In addition to church affairs, Helen R. Moss is very involved in educational programming in the Town of Islip. In May 2004, Ms. Moss was elected to the Brentwood Union Free School District Board of Education where she served as a member of the finance and policy committees.
Before serving as a school board member, Ms. Moss directed a mentoring program for high school students called ACT-SO, the Academic Cultural Technological and Scientific Olympics sponsored by the NAACP. In her years as the director of the program, over 300 high school students expanded their academic and artistic skills with the help of professional mentors. Adding to the successes of the mentoring program, several of the participating students placed in the top 3 at the national level in their respective categories earning them a laptop computer and/or a college scholarship. The ACT-SO program is now called Long Island ACT-SO and Ms. Moss since 2006 is the Treasurer.
Ms. Moss has volunteered in numerous organizations dealing with schools and youth. In the 1990’s, Ms. Moss served on the executive board of the Brentwood Parent Advisor Council. The mission of the Brentwood Advisory Council was to educate parents about the Brentwood School system and college preparation. She also served as advisor to the NAACP Islip Town Youth Council. Brentwood PTA, Brentwood High School’s School Improvement Team (SIT), The Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) Parent Organization and Residents for Better Schools of Brentwood and N. Bay Shore. Ms. Helen Moss is the proud mother of two children, William and Tanya, who are both teachers in the public school system and grandmother to Taylor, Hudson and twins Melody and Harmony.
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