A Hard Farewell to Beloved Principal French

By: Jolie Wasserman As longtime language colleague and global travel partner, Mrs. Manchisi, put it, “Mrs. French has always been an outstanding colleague, mentor and leader. She has had a tremendous impact on students, faculty and the Briarcliff community.  She will be sorely missed but warmly remembered.” Mrs. French cherishes her time as a Spanish teacher at BHS with Mrs. Manchisi. Their trips abroad with … Continue reading A Hard Farewell to Beloved Principal French

Mr. Diamente Retirement Tribute

By: Natalie Conte Briarcliff will be saying difficult goodbyes to a number of retiring teachers at the conclusion of this school year. Technology teacher Michael Diamente will be among those leaving the district and looking toward a new chapter of retirement. Mr. Diamente has spent 26 years at Briarcliff, starting in the fall of 1995 after teaching in NYC for nine years prior. By meeting … Continue reading Mr. Diamente Retirement Tribute

Mrs. Romano Retirement Tribute

By: Erin Shine and Jolie Wasserman After 18 years of devotion to the Briarcliff Manor School District, Mrs. Lori Romano has decided to retire. Many of us have a new perspective after one year of the COVID-19 pandemic. Mrs. Romano’s takeaway was the importance of spending time with her family and friends. After this school year ends, Mrs. Romano has quite a full itinerary; home … Continue reading Mrs. Romano Retirement Tribute

Mr. Hamlin Retirement Tribute

By: Jolie Wasserman After 20 years of service to the Briarcliff community, Mr. Hamlin will retire, a decision that was determined even before the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Mr. Hamlin will trade in teaching and coaching for life in South Carolina: fishing, traveling, and visiting family. Mr. Hamlin does intend on continuing to teach, in a part-time manner, however. When asked about his favorite memory of … Continue reading Mr. Hamlin Retirement Tribute

Mr. Birenbaum Retires (An Interview)

By Will Zimmerman Volume 68, Issue III Following winter break, the beloved Mr. Birenbaum will not be returning to Briarcliff. His career at Briarcliff was marked by his positive attitude and general affection from the students. Although the Briarcliff community will certainly miss him, we wish him well in his retirement and we hope he enjoys his new free time. “His humor and good nature … Continue reading Mr. Birenbaum Retires (An Interview)