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Monday, November 23, 2015 - John Dreska Named Alumni Associate at Vincent Smith School

 Head of School, John Baldi, announced the appointment of John Dreska as the new Alumni Associate of the Alumni Relations department.

Mr. Dreska was formally the Director of Athletics at the School. He began his new position on September 1, 2015. He has been with the Vincent Smith School since 1978 and has played a major role in the development of the Physical Education program. He also coached soccer, basketball and softball and had responsibility for the Health Education program.

Mr. Dreska received his Masters of Arts from Adelphi University and his Bachelor of Science from Springfield College.

“I am looking forward to being part of the Alumni Relations department and to the opportunity to make a positive impact on a place I love,” Dreska said. “It’s a great feeling to know that the School is placing a strong emphasis on our alumni.”

Mr. Dreska sees the Alumni Association as playing a critical role in the growth of the School. “My goal is to build on the School’s history and create even stronger connections with our graduates. Our main goal should be to hear from the people about what they want and how we can meet their needs. One message I would like to send to all our alumni is that we are a family whose bonds were forged at Vincent Smith School. By working together, we can continue to make this School a special and unique place for generations, past, present and future.”

Mr. Baldi, Head of School, stated, “Mr. Dreska has an illustrious history at the School and we are excited that he will be the face of our Alumni Relations program. No one knows the Vincent Smith School and its students better than Mr. Dreska.  John will be responsible for creating a strong alumni relations program and will be instrumental in developing specific alumni programs.”



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