Excellence in Education Awards 2022

SPEF’s Excellence in Education Awards Presented by NatWest hit new heights this year, and we are glad that YOU took part of the celebration! The event took place on Wednesday, June 1 from 5:00 PM — 8:00 PM at the unique Rooftop Terrace @ 600 Washington Boulevard. Once again, we brought together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies to celebrate the power of public education.

The evening featured a networking reception with a silent auction, musical performances, delicious hors d’oeuvres paired with specially selected wine and beer, and, of course, the award ceremony.

All proceeds from the event will benefit SPEF’s educational programs, delivered to students in Stamford’s 21 public schools.

Excellence in Education 2022 Awards: June 1 at 6PM

The annual event was held at the unique Rooftop Terrace @ 600 Washington Boulevard and continued the tradition of bringing together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies to celebrate the power of public education for students and families in Stamford.

SPEF honored the following 2022 award recipients:

SPEF Educator Award Jennifer Argenio, Rogers International School
SPEF Leadership Award Patricia Billie Miller, State Senator
SPEF Community Giving Award Deloitte
Stamford Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award Jonathan Ringel, Stamford High School

Excellence in Education 2021 Awards: March 25th at 6PM

The annual event was held virtually in 2021 and continued the tradition of bringing together community members, corporations, school administrators, teachers, parents, and other nonprofit agencies to celebrate the power of public education for students and families in Stamford.

SPEF honored the following 2021 award recipients:

SPEF Educator Award Katie Welsh
Luciana Lira
Betsy DeSantis
Ryan Carey
Fred Kelley
SPEF Leadership Award Jack Bryant (posthumous)
SPEF Philanthropy Award Gartner
Stamford Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year Award Donna Kaiser

Excellence in Education 2022 Photos (Awards)

Excellence in Education 2022 Photos (Cocktails and Conversation)

Special Thanks to our Photographers: Denice Laveris, Lew Finkel, Cristian Pimienta


SPEF IS PROUD TO HONOR THE FOLLOWING 2022 AWARD RECIPIENTS

SPEF Leadership Award
State Senator Pat Billie Miller

Stamford native Senator Miller was recognized for her tireless advocacy for education reforms that help address and improve Connecticut’s education opportunity gap.

SPEF Educator Award
Jennifer Argenio

The educators were nominated by Parent-Teacher Organizations and the winner was selected by SPEF’s Board of Directors.

SPEF Community Giving Award
Deloitte

Deloitte was recognized for its commitment to volunteering, especially in the area of education, and for its generosity in helping SPEF pursue its mission.

SPS Teacher of the Year
Special Presentation

The Stamford Public Schools presented their peer-nominated SPS Teacher of the Year Award and celebrated their Spotlight winners.

Past Excellence in Education Awards Photos


SPEF THANKS THE FOLLOWING 2022 SPONSORS