SBPLI Names William Hodrinsky Its New Director

School-Business Partnerships of Long Island, Inc (SBPLI) has named William Hodrinsky as its director. He replaces Janet Anderson, who is retiring after five years in this position. Ms. Anderson, who has been with SBPLI's board for the past 10 years, will still serve as a member of its board.

In his duties, Mr. Hodrinsky will be in charge of running the FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition (FRC), the FIRST LEGO League (FLL) and the Junior FLL divisions.

"I am confident that William will be able to take the reins as the new director," Ms. Anderson says. "I am pleased that SBPLI found such a wonderful person to take my place and I wish him all the best."

Mr. Hodrinsky, of St. James, previously served as the district Director of Information Technology at the Connetquot Central School District in Bohemia. Prior to that, he was District Coordinator of Technology at Central Islip Public Schools.

Mr. Hodrinsky began his educational career in 1974, teaching Industrial Arts and Technology at Copiague Public Schools. He later held various positions at the Glen Cove City School District, Plainedge Public Schools in Massapequa, Farmingdale Public Schools and Huntington Public Schools.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Arts education, a Master's of Science in supervision/secondary education from New York University, and a Professional Diploma as School District Administrator from Long Island University.

"I look forward to accepting this position and helping to promote the organization's mission: to have today's school children on Long Island garner an interest in science, engineering and technology and to continue that through college and into their careers," Mr. Hodrinsky said. "SBPLI is a great organization, and I believe that, under my direction, we can develop the next generation of scientists and engineers who will be able to stay here on Long Island."

"I understand how important donations and sponsorships are to the organization and the young engineers, and scientists, on Long Island," Mr. Hodrinsky continued. "None of this would be possible without the support of our community."

"We are extremely pleased to have William as our director, and I believe he will make a great fit for the position," says Fred Breithut, Founder and President of SBPLI. "I know that he will be able to take the lead with this terrific organization."