Recognized with Award

  • The Brookhaven Town Office of Women’s Services Honors Sayville High School Teacher, Coach, Mentor Jennifer Wittman-Cahill


    Recognized as a “dedicated teacher, coach, and mentor for students in Sayville School district for over 24 years,” Jennifer Wittman-Cahill was recently honored by the Brookhaven Town Office of Women’s Services (Sports Category) at their 30th Annual Awards Ceremony. An active educator as a physical education teacher, Ms. Wittman-Cahill also coached High School Girls Varsity Basketball, Varsity and Junior Varsity Softball, Varsity Cross Country as well as Middle School Girls Cross Country and Boys Track. Throughout her Sayville career, she has coached for three Long Island Championships, six Suffolk County Championships, and been named Suffolk County Coach of the Year.


    For such distinguished service, both Sayville High School Principal Ron Hoffer and Sayville Athletic Director Dennis Maloney nominated the Sayville teacher and Brookhaven resident for this award.


    “Jennifer has been called a master teacher and a role model for all,” said Beverly Jefferson, a member of the Brookhaven Women's Services Advisory Board who made the introductions.  “She’s able to listen, advise, and help many students with personal issues. Jennifer has made a positive impact on Sayville’s athletic programs and physical education department as a major reason the program has been so very successful. She is a great role model for current and future Sayville High School athletes. Not only does Jennifer teach and coach, she is also a Key Club and Leadership Advisor. She is truly a role model for all.”


    The awards ceremony included an acceptance speech (read the entire speech attached ) in which Ms. Wittman-Cahill expressed her gratitude to all her students and young athletes “ for the everlasting impact they have had on my life” as well as acknowledged the “unyielding guidance, support and love from my family.”


    Congratulations, Jennifer Wittman-Cahill, for earning this illustrious award with a lifetime of tremendous service.

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