During his eight years as superintendent of the Northport-East Northport School District, Robert Banzer has remained focused on supporting students and staff. To thank him for his years of service, a surprise flash mob and Tiger Marching Band performance took place during his final Superintendent’s Conference Day.
As teachers gathered in the Northport High School Commons, dozens of students began arriving to accompany the group in the special “thank you” flash mob. The band began playing to signal the start of the show, as elementary, middle and high school students each made their way to the designated dance floor. Staff then joined in dancing as the band played on. Mr. Banzer looked on from the balcony with the Tiger mascot as students presented him with a decorative crown and cloak.
The performance concluded with cheers as Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning Dana Boshnack addressed those in attendance. She thanked Mr. Banzer for his hard work and commitment to supporting student success during his tenure and acknowledged his many accomplishments.
“Your journey from a student to now the superintendent of the district truly is an inspiration,” she said. “You have demonstrated what it means to be a true part of a community, always a Northport Tiger at heart.”
Mr. Banzer was emotional as he thanked the entire school community. “From the bottom of my heart, I am truly grateful and blessed to have worked alongside you for the last eight and a half years. This is amazing,” he said.