CAS Opens Distinguished Friend Award Nominations

The Awards and Recognition Committee of CAS is soliciting nominations for the 2020 Distinguished Friend of Education Awards.

The Distinguished Friend of Education Awards, established in 1983, honor a person and an organization or corporation for outstanding service to education in Connecticut (see criteria below).

If you wish to nominate an individual or an organization/corporation for these prestigious awards, please complete the nomination form by January 13, 2020. Nominations must be submitted or endorsed by the building principal. There is a limit of one nomination per principal. The winners will be honored at a local forum or event of the nominator’s choosing.

For further information, contact Karen Packtor at kpacktoratcasciacdotorg.
 


 
AWARD CRITERIA

Individual Award –
The individual recommended shall:
· be a person from outside the field of elementary or secondary education;
· be a person who has no direct involvement in education through his or her employment;
· be a person noted for a strong contribution to education at the local, state, regional or national level;
· have made this contribution over an extended period of time, or an extraordinary contribution within a limited period.

Organization or Corporation Award –
The organization or corporation recommended shall:
· have no direct involvement in education through the employment of its members;
· be noted for a strong contribution to education at the local, state, regional or national level;
· have made this contribution over an extended period of time or an extraordinary contribution within a limited period.
 


 
TOP PHOTO: Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipient Josh Beaulieu (center) with Manchester HS Principal Katelyn Miner (r) and Pleasant Valley School Principal Tiffany Caouette (l)

CENTER PHOTO: Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipient Todd Ingersoll with Bethel HS Principal Chris Troetti (left) and CAS Executive Director Glenn Lungarini (right)

BOTTOM PHOTO: Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipients Kim and Ray Coombs at a meeting of the Plainfield Board of Education

 


 

2019 DISTINGUISHED FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENTS – INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY

Josh Beaulieu, Manchester Fire Battalion Chief
Nominator(s): Katelyn Miner, Principal of Manchester High School

2019 DISTINGUISHED FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT – CORPORATE/ORGANIZATION CATEGORY

Ray and Kim Coombs, Westminster Tool – Plainfield, CT
Nominator(s): William Nagel, Principal of Moosup Elementary School, and Dr. Christopher Bitgood, Assistant Principal of Plainfield High School

Todd Ingersoll – Owner of Ingersoll Automotive
Nominator(s): Chris Troetti, Principal of Bethel High School