Jodi Shapiro Memorial Awards
Jodi Shapiro, was the Manhasset School District’s Assistant Director of the Committee on Preschool Education and Elementary Special Education, died on July 13, 2013 after a brief illness. She was 39. Shapiro joined the Manhasset School District in 2009 as the district coordinator of the Committee on Preschool Education and Elementary Education, responsible for implementing the district’s special education programs to Shelter Rock Elementary School, Munsey Park Elementary School, Our Lady of Grace Montessori School & Center and at St. Mary’s Elementary School.
Student of the Year Awards
REGENTS: The Awards Committee of the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators has established these awards to recognize students who, have successfully moved from a more restrictive special education setting to a less restrictive setting and will meet the requirements for completion and will exit the district in June of 2019 and have been receiving special education services for the past four years.
Student of the Year Non-Regents
The Awards Committee of the Long Island Association of Special Education Administrators has established this award to recognize students who have been in a special education program for 60% or more of the school day, qualified for the NYSAA, successfully met goals on his/her IEP, demonstrated good citizenship, involvement in extracurricular activities and community service and will meet the requirements for completion and will exit the district in June of 2019. These are awarded to students from Nassau and Suffolk County.
Andrew J. Luft Memorial Award
This scholarship is in honor of Andrew J. Luft who passed away. Andrew is the son of our very own Pat Luft who is the backbone of the LIASEA organization. Andrew graduated from William Floyd School District in 2005 and was greatly involved with the Business Honor Society. He went on to graduate from the Tobin School of Business at St. John’s University. After which, he returned home to become the General Manager of a Restaurant in his town. He frequently collaborated with the District on behalf of the local business community and mentored students from the District to work at the restaurant he managed.