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Martirano lights up first day of school for students, teachers

Martirano lights up first day of school for students, teachers

Among teachers, administrators and students at Worthington Elementary School’s first day on Tuesday, perhaps the person most excited to be there was Interim Superintendent Michael Martirano.

Martirano bounded from one classroom to the next, hugging and talking with nearly every teacher and student he came across.

“I didn’t sleep much last night,” Martirano said. “I love the first day, and [I’m] more excited than in years.”

Martirano stopped to talk about reading intervention strategies with the school’s reading specialists, and sat “like pretzels” with Siobhan Saunderson’s first grade class. The visit was his third of five that morning, accompanied by County Executive...

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