PTA Council Honors Deborah Pearsall at Scholarship Brunch

The Glen Cove Council of PTAs recently held it’s annual Community Scholarship Brunch at the Swan Club.  This year, the Council had the pleasure of honoring retired Glen Cove School District teacher, Deborah Butler Pearsall.  Proceeds from the brunch are used to provide scholarships to members of the GCHS Class of 2013.

Ms. Pearsall retired last year after many years of dedicated service to the children of Glen Cove. As advisor to Glen Cove High School’s DECA club, Ms. Pearsall led the club to many successful seasons and many awards, including being named DECA advisor of the year for New York State in 2012.

The day’s events began with a performance by the GCHS Jazz Band under the direction of Nicholas Carbuto.  On hand to help honor Mrs. Pearsall were the District’s incoming Superintendent, Maria Rianna and Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Technology Dr. Michael Israel.  Also joining the honoree were Glen Cove City Mayor Ralph Suozzi, City Council Members Reggie Spinello and Anthony Gallo, State Assemblyman Chuck Levine and Judge Richard McCord.  

Colleagues, former students and family members offered wonderful stories and glowing tributes to a teacher that made a difference in her student’s lives.  Many members of the school community were on hand to enjoy the day, purchase raffle tickets and help make the day a success. Glen Cove PTA Council thanks all those individuals and businesses that supported the day to help make the future brighter for the graduating seniors of Glen Cove.