The Shore Regional Board of Education said goodbye Thursday night to one longtime board member and also introduced the district's new athletic director.
BOE member Nancy DeScenza has announced that she will not run for re-election in this year's race after serving the Shore Regional and Sea Bright boards for the last 26 years.
DeScenza was presented with a plaque from the Shore Regional BOE and the New Jersey School Boards Association.
Superintendent Renae LaPrete thanked DeScenza for her years of service.
"Nancy as been an exemplary board member, and I have learned a lot from her in my one year at the school," LaPrete said.
Members of DeScenza's family also were in attendance to see her receive her commendations.
The board also announced the hiring of Nicholas Ciambrone as the school's new Athletic Director/Supervisor of of Health and Physical Education.
Ciambrone replaces Michael Carr, who has been the school's athletic director since April 2011.
Ciambrone was a coach at Red Bank Regional in Little Silver before coming to Shore Regional.