The DRVC Department of Education Welcomes Lino Bracco, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction
The Department of Education has welcomed Lino Bracco as the new Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction. Mr. Bracco, a parishioner of Holy Cross in Nesconset, brings a wealth of experience to the department, particularly in the areas of math and science, two focus areas of the schools in the diocese. Previously, Mr. Bracco served as a principal, assistant principal, science chairperson, and teacher in the Kings Park, Center Moriches, and Sewanahaka School Districts. Mr. Bracco has also taught in Mater Christi and St. John’s Preparatory High Schools.
Mr. Bracco is an alumnus of C.W. Post, St. John’s University, Immaculata High School, and St. Rita’s Elementary School. He has coached soccer and basketball at both the varsity and junior varsity levels. He has also served as an Executive Board Member of the Suffolk County High Schools’ Principals’ Association. Mr. Bracco has received several awards for his educational service. He has published two resources on chemistry.
“I am grateful for this opportunity to help our schools flourish at a challenging time where academic excellence and strong programs of spiritual formation must be matched with sound practices that will ensure healthy enrollments, long-term viability, and a strong presence in an increasingly competitive marketplace. I am committed to ensuring that the rigorous education we provide is aligned to the Catholic mission of our schools, while also preparing our students with the 21st Century skills needed to be successful in college and beyond,” said Mr. Bracco.
Dr. Kathleen Walsh, Superintendent of Schools, noted the strong educational background Mr. Bracco brings to the Department of Education. “Mr. Bracco comes to the Department of Education with a great skill set and many resources to share with our schools. I am confident that he will help strengthen our academics as well as our Catholic identity.”