Anthony Cracco, Director of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics
It is with gratitude and appreciation that I introduce myself as the new Director of Physical Education, Health, and Athletics in the Patchogue-Medford School District. To say that I am honored to join the Patchogue-Medford family would be an understatement. While I have always known Patchogue-Medford to be a successful school district, over the last few weeks, I have been awe-inspired by the passion, enthusiasm and commitment of our school and local community. Through conversations and interactions with administrators, teachers, parents, coaches and students, I have learned about the pride existing in Patchogue-Medford and what makes it such a special place.
Patchogue-Medford has a long and proud tradition of excellence. I am both humbled and resolved to be a contributing member of such an impressive culture that fosters both educational and athletic excellence. It is my goal to bring the best practices I have learned throughout my 18-year career as an educator and leader of young men and women.
During my previous tenure at W.C. Mepham High School in Bellmore, New York, I had the honor of developing my leadership skills while serving as the Athletic Coordinator, Dean, Physical Education Teacher and Head Football Coach. With these extensive and varied roles, I believe that I have the knowledge and wherewithal to seamlessly integrate my ideas and goals with the already successful operations within the Patchogue-Medford District.
It is my professional goal to empower achievement and forge lasting relationships within our school community. I am excited to build an atmosphere of collaboration while continuing the many initiatives already providing the foundation of success here in Patchogue-Medford. In the upcoming months, my focus will be on getting to know our school community while building relationships with students, faculty, staff and administration. Additionally, particular emphasis will be placed on providing the requisite support to maintain the highest quality educational experiences and athletic pursuits for our student-athletes.
I am looking forward to our future success.