Newsday: Two homecomings for Kellenberg alumna-turned-teacher

Sep 19 2018

Miss Tara Marsigliano ’06 with Athletic Director and History Teacher, Mr. John Fechtmann at Kellenberg Memorial’s 2018 Homecoming Game.
Photo Credit: Brittany Bernstein

Article by Newsday’s Brittany Bernstein:

For Tara Marsigliano, Kellenberg Memorial High School’s football game against St. Francis Prep on Sunday was a homecoming in more ways than one.

Marsigliano graduated from Kellenberg, a Catholic school in Uniondale, in 2006 with dreams of one day returning as a teacher. But after graduating with degrees from Iona College and Hofstra University, she ended up as a K-4 teacher in Downtown Brooklyn.

That is, until Kellenberg Athletic Director John Fechtmann called Marsigliano, who rowed crew all four years of undergrad at Iona and went on to become a crew coach in Manhasset, with a “crew question” recently.

“I’m thinking it will be something simple — nothing to do with me being hired there, and he said, ‘What about starting our [crew] team and teaching here?’ ”she said.

Her reply?

“When can I sign the contract?”

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