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Letter: Pay for Syosset leaders is worth it

Members of the Syosset school community say superintendent

Members of the Syosset school community say superintendent Carole Hankin will be hard to replace when she retires in October after leading the district for 23 years. Credit: Newsday/Karen Wiles Stabile

In the 1960s, my family moved to Syosset seeking the best possible education ["Carole Hankin is resigning as Syosset schools chief," News, July 2]. We certainly got it.

Diane became a nurse, specializing in the care of elderly patients. Paul graduated from high school in three years. In college in Ghana as part of the InterFuture Student Exchange, he met his wife, and they have been active in recruiting and training students for international exchange programs. Our granddaughter, Tyler, lectures internationally on musicology.

Certainly, the excellent education our children received has paid off handsomely both for the United States and the world. I consider our investment very worthwhile. I feel the teachers and administrators deserve the highest praise and remuneration.

William Heacock, East Moriches