TINTON FALLS – The Ranney School community honored its retiring head of school by dedicating the middle and upper school building in recognition of Dr. Lawrence S. Sykoff for his more than two decades of service.
Students, parents, school facility, administration and guests gathered May 21 on Ranney’s campus, 235 Hope Road, to dedicate the building now named the Lawrence Sykoff Center for Excellence.
Sykoff, who is retiring at the end of the school year, has been head of school for the pre-K-12th grade private school since 1993.
Students were present to assist with the placing of noteworthy mementos from the year school year into a time capsule for the newly named facility. The capsule will be buried in the building’s courtyard.
“You’re true lasting legacy, Dr. Sykoff, is the thousands of young adults that have been impacted because of what you have done with the school,” board of trustees President Jamie Price said during the outdoor ceremony. “They will be better prepared for life’s challenges and are guided by a strong ethical code. Most importantly, they will go on to impact millions of people and will change the world in ways we have yet to see.”