CAS Opens Distinguished Friend Award Nominations

The Awards and Recognition Committee of CAS is soliciting nominations for the 2021 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 March 15, 2021. 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 forum – either virtual or in-person – 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: 2019 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: 2019 Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipient Todd Ingersoll with Bethel HS Principal Chris Troetti (left) and CAS Executive Director Glenn Lungarini (right)

BOTTOM PHOTO: 2019 Distinguished Friend of Education Award Recipients Kim and Ray Coombs at a meeting of the Plainfield Board of Education

 


 

2020 DISTINGUISHED FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT – INDIVIDUAL CATEGORY

Ray Townes, Retired Custodian
Nominator: Dr. Silvia Mayo Molina, Principal, Keigwin Middle School, Middletown

2020 DISTINGUISHED FRIEND OF EDUCATION AWARD RECIPIENT – CORPORATE/ORGANIZATION CATEGORY

Advocates for Substance Abuse and Prevention (A.S.A.P.), Woodbury/Bethlehem
Nominator: William Nemec, Principal, Woodbury Middle School