The Excellence in Education Awards is an opportunity to celebrate the hard work and dedication of both Stamford’s business community and the devoted individuals who help our students perform better, both in school and beyond into post-secondary education and the working world. The night includes a presentation of the awards as well as a networking reception featuring a silent auction and a tasting celebration of wine, beer, and specially-selected hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds benefit SPEF’s educational programs including its nationally-recognized flagship program, the Stamford Mentoring Program.
This year, SPEF presented the following awards:
SPEF Educator Award Nominations:
Christine Bucci of Cloonan Middle School
Mindy Rabinowitz of Davenport Ridge Elementary School
Kaitlyn McKenna of Hart Magnet Elementary School
Christopher Knight of Julia A. Stark Elementary School
Tressa Kinahan of New School at Strawberry Hill
Ronet Noe of Newfield Elementary School
Ken Martin of Roxbury Elementary School
Matthew Gladstone of Stamford High School
Melissa Hoch of Stillmeadow Elementary School
Lauren Hofer of Toquam Magnet Elementary School
Juan Pazmino of Westhill High School
About SPEF: Founded in 1996, the mission of the Stamford Public Education Foundation (SPEF) is to support the students and teachers in Stamford Public Schools through community collaboration and philanthropy. During its two decades serving Stamford, SPEF has built a strong reputation for providing resources and programs that connect college, corporate and community volunteers with Stamford Public School students. In total, SPEF provided direct service to 734 students in 17 Stamford Public Schools during the 2015/16 school year.
Click on the photos below to view our gallery from the previous years!