CAS Letter of Commendation

Letters of Commendation are awarded to practicing or recently retired school administrators who have served the association over an extended period of time or have made extraordinary contributions within a limited period.

LETTERS OF COMMENDATION
1977 Nicholas D’Agostino – Superintendent of Schools, Wolcott
Dr. Leonard Garber – State Department of Education
J. Colin Pushee – RHAM High School, Hebron
George T. Richards – Carrigan Middle School, West Haven (Formerly principal at West Haven High School)
1978 John Ball – Former principal of East Lyme High School
J. Richard Silva – Ledyard Junior High School
J. Milford Jeffrey – Asst. Superintendent of Schools, Madison
Arden Curtis – Women’s Athletic Instructor, Norwich Free Academy
1979 Anthony Panciera – Asst. Secretary, CAS-CIAC
Bernie O’Rourke – Recreation Director, Town of Middletown (deceased)
1980 Vincent Inglese – Lyman Hall High School, Wallingford
Dr. Glenn Hightower – Bedford Junior High School, Westport
1981 Herbert W. DeVeber – Thomaston High School (deceased)
Dr. Robert V. Fish – New Britain High School
Br. John Paige – Notre Dame High School, West Haven
Robert Duncanson – Daniel Hand High School, Madison (Athletic Director)
1982 H. Jean Kenney – Stonington High School, Pawcatuck
Robert J. Cecchini – Suffield High School (Asst. Principal)
Joseph C. Heap – Waterford High School (Asst. Principal)
Philip Morton – East Windsor High School
Joseph Bruno – Hamden High School (Athletic Director)
David Larson – Asst. Superintendent of Schools, Southington
1983 Donald Gates – Portland High School
John Gasecki – Southington High School
Anthony Mosa – Plainville High School
Armand Regalbuti – Kennedy Jr. High School, Enfield (Asst. Principal)
Edward Shine – Roger Ludlowe High School, Fairfield
1984 Alvah R. Cramer – Newtown High School
Joseph Tonelli – Notre Dame High School, West Haven (Athletic Director)
John Hanley – Wheeler High School, No. Stonington
Robert Summers – Avon High School (Athletic Director)
Robert Wilde – Woodstock Academy (Asst. Principal)
Donald Berkowitz – Windham High School
J. Robert Ford – Ellington High School
1985 Gary Burgard – Wethersfield High School
Jerome Auclair – Somers High School
John Reardon – Waterbury Public Schools (Athletic Director)
Salvatore Saitta – East Windsor High School (Asst. Principal)
Arvid Anderson – Saxe Middle School, New Canaan
Mario Gentile – Enrico Fermi High School, Enfield
George Fitch – Haddam-Killingworth High School, Higganum (posthumously)
1986 Arthur Myjak – Old Saybrook High School
Ann Fesenfeld – RHAM High School, Hebron
Robert L. Strouse – West Side Junior High School, Groton
Irving L. Black – New Britain High School (Track Coach)
Dr. James Forcellina – Brien McMahon High School, Norwalk
Lawrence P. Shea – Windsor High School
Rev. Richard J. Shea – St. Joseph High School, Trumbull
Ivan Wood – Retired Basketball Tournament Director of CIAC
1987 Thomas Galvin – Berlin High School
Thomas Martin – Windsor High School (Asst. Principal)
Norman Zlotsky – MD, Rockville
Richard Danielson – Manchester
Jacob Ludes, III – Manchester High School
Janet Selavka – Wheeler High School, No. Stonington (Asst. Principal)
Robert Healy – Ellington High School (Retired Asst. Principal)
Robert Duncanson – Daniel Hand High School, Madison (Athletic Director)
Karen O’Connor – Coach, Lewis Mills High School, Burlington
Robert Johnson – Enfield High School (Asst. Principal)
1988 David Matthews – Berlin High School (Asst. Principal)
Nicholas Zeoli – Wilton High School (Athletic Director)
Richard Nabel – Naugatuck High School
Matthew F. Shortell – Naugatuck Valley Official
Van Snyder – Crosby High School, Waterbury (Asst. Principal)
1989 Paul Hoey – Rocky Hill High School
Dr. Daniel Scoppetta – Bristol (Physician)
1990 NO LETTERS OF COMMENDATIONS AWARDED
1991 Dr. Ernest Perlini – Newington (Asst. Superintendent)
Carl Ohlin – Kennedy Jr. High School, Enfield (Asst. Principal)
Dr. Richard Lindgren – Illing Jr. High School, Manchester
Norman Winnerman – Danbury High School (Athletic Director)
Armand Fabbri – Notre Dame Catholic High School, Fairfield
Earle Bidwell – Strong Middle School, Durham
James Steenstra – The Gilbert School, Winsted
Rev. William Charbonneau – East Catholic High School, Manchester (President)
J. George Sneider – Cutler Middle School, Mystic
1992 V. Everett Lyons – Bristol Eastern High School
Virginia Rebar – Haddam-Killingworth Middle School, Higganum
Dr. Alan Bookman – Glastonbury High School
1993 Dr. Robert Lindgren – Litchfield (Acting Superintendent)
Dr. Richard Lindgren – Illing Junior High School, Manchester (Retired)
Fred Balsamo – Middletown (Athletic Director)
Timothy Doyle – Winthrop Middle School, Deep River
Dr. Elaine Bessette – Wm. Hall High School, West Hartford
Raymond DeFrancesco – Retired SCSU Consultant to CIAC Board
Salvatore Randazzo – South Windsor High School (Asst. Principal)
Dr. Robert F. Carroll – Wakelee School, Wolcott
1994 Dr. Marjorie Bradley – Fawn Hollow School, Monroe
Richard Hoffman – Burnham School, Bridgewater
Timothy Neville – JF Kennedy Middle School, Enfield
Catherine Costa – Windsor High School (Asst. Principal)
Dr. W. Scott Brown – Lyme-Old Lyme High School
William Baron – East Hartford (Coach and Athletic Director)
1995 Dr. Dennis Carrithers – Simsbury High School
Raymond Nicolletta – Glastonbury High School (Athletic Director
Evelyn Gobstein – Cross Street School, Naugatuck
Robert Warren – Bacon Academy, Colchester
John Pelchat – Southwest School, Torrington
Laura Boutilier – Griswold Middle School, Rocky Hill
Richard Carmelich – Haddam-Killingworth High School, Higganum
Dr. William Sanders – Sage Park Middle School, Windsor
Nicholas Salvatore – Canton Jr.-Sr. High School
Richard Lucas – Hayestown Avenue School, Danbury
1996 Dr. David Perry – Stafford High School
William Barney – The Morgan School, Clinton
Anthony Molinaro – King St. Elementary School, Danbury
Robert Flanagan – Bethel High School
Bruce Fox – Torrington High School
Dr. David Manning – Conard High School, West Hartford (Asst. Principal)
1997 Geraldine Andrew – Johnston School, Colchester
Richard Hadden – Litchfield High School (Asst. Principal)
Joseph Guay – Stratford High School (Asst. Principal)
Robert Broderick – Simsbury High School (Ath. Director)
Maureen Fitzpatrick – Killingworth Elementary School
Art Sajecki – Tolland High School (Asst. Principal)
1998 Allen Fossbender – New Fairfield High School
Patricia Llodra – N.W. Reg. High School, Winsted
Edward Goldstone – Warren Harding High School, Bridgeport
Paul Cavaliere, Jr. – Middle School of Plainville
Patricia Charles – Farm Hill School, Middletown
Bruce Jaffee – Fairfield College Prep. School (Teacher)
1999 Thomas Neagle – Cheshire High School
David Maloney – Branford High School (Asst. Principal)
Ken Edwards – Silas Dean Middle School, Wethersfield
Edie Franzi – Griswold School, Kensington
2000 Marie L. Richard – Emerson-Williams School, Wethersfield
Richard T. Huelsmann – East Hampton Middle School
Robert Hale – Westbrook High School
Dr. Lawrence Nocera – AP, Glastonbury High School
Laura Ferrante-Fernandes – AP, Masuk High School, Monroe
Dr. John H. Voss – Pomperaug High School, Southbury
2001 Gary Rosato – Great Plain School, Danbury
Andrienne Longobucco – Litchfield Center School
Michael Rafferty – Old Saybrook Middle School
Paul Berkel – King Philip Middle School, West Hartford
Art Arpin – AP, Hamden High School
Joseph Fleming – Bolton High School
Gladys Labas – Maloney High School, Meriden
Walter Zalaski – AP, Simsbury High School
2002 Fred Baruzzi – Asst. Superintendent, Mansfield Public Schools
Richard Bishop – St. Joseph High School, Trumbull
Adam Burrows – Center School, Old Lyme
William Farrington – Montville High School
Janet Garagliano – Wamogo Reg. High School, Lichfield
Thomas Heffernan – East Granby High School
Edmund Higgins – Branford High School
Nena Nanfeldt – Nathan Hale School, Meriden
2003 Robert Pitocco – Rocky Hill High School
Eugene Horrigan – Shepaug Valley High School, Washington
Anne Jarvis – Glastonbury High School
Richard Cavallaro – H.C. Wilcox V-T School, Meriden
Ann Richardson – Strong Middle School, Durham
Katharine Bishop – Daisy Ingraham School, Westbrook
2004 George Synnott – Berlin High School
Thomas Moore – Wethersfield High School
Preston Shaw – Griswold Middle School, Griswold
Regina Birdsell – Academy School, Madison
2005 Thomas Murray – Branford High School
Sally Biggs – South Windsor High School
Jody Goeler – Avon Middle School
Louis Pear – Myrtle Stevens School, Rocky Hill
2006 Dale Bernardoni – McKinley School, Fairfield
Margaret Borger – Wamogo Regional High School, Litchfield
Don Macrino – Waterford High School
Norma Possocco – Mansfield Middle School
Dennis Siegmann – Bristol Central High School
2007 Anthony “Butch” Azzara – Kennedy High School, Waterbury
Susan Dumas – Mystic Middle School
Michael Galluzzo – East Farms School, Farmington
Paul Stringer – Weaver High School, Hartford
2008 Jeff Cryan – Mansfield Middle School
Paul Newton – Enrico Fermi High School, Enfield
RoseAnne O’Brien Vojtek – Ivy Drive School, Bristol
Jackie Sullivan – Norwich Free Academy
Gina Vance – Gideon Welles School, Glastonbury
2009 Loraine Giannini – Elmer Thienes-Mary Hall School, Marlborough
Francis Kennedy – Stafford High School
Karissa Niehoff – Lewis Mills High School, Burlington
Donna Schilke – Smith Middle School, Glastonbury
Steve Wysowski – Coginchaug High School, Durham
2010 Joseph Bacewicz – Tolland High School
Tim Breslin – Farmington High School
Lauren Elias – Tinker Elementary School, Waterbury
Susan Homrok-Lemke – Henry James Memorial Middle School, Simsbury
Jeffry Mathieu – Bacon Academy, Colchester
Joseph Scheideler – Canton Middle School
2011 Donna Hayward – Suffield High School
Jordan Grossman – Canton Intermediate School
David Russell – John Winthrop Middle School, Deep River
Barbara Startup – AD, Glastonbury High School
2012 Karen Brimbecombe – John Lyman Elementary School, Middlefield
Richard Dellinger – Amity Middle School, Bethany
Matthew Dunbar – Glastonbury high School
Scott Leslie – RHAM High School, Hebron
2013 Dr. Beth Smith, Headmaster, Shelton High School
Norma Fisher-Doiron, Principal, Southeast School, Mansfield
Deborah Sullivan, Principal, Hall Memorial School, Willington
Margaret Williamson, Principal, Northwest Catholic High School