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Jodi Shapiro Memorial Awards – 2024

Sponsored by: The Shapiro Family

​Alyssa Geraci, East Meadow School District
Andrew Anasa, Port Washington School District
Nicholas DeGaudenzi ,Manhasset School District
Joseph Hopkins, Bellmore Merrick School District
Bridget Thearle, Island Trees School District

 

Sponsored by:  Jack Feldman, Esq.

Dan Michael Hutcheson, Smithtown School District

 

 

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 – 2024


Sponsored by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Jonathan Bernal, Northport-East Northport School District

Horizon Healthcare Staffing
Sponsored by:  Horizon Healthcare Staffing
Peter Conlin, Wantagh School District
Abbie Lynch, Shoreham-Wading River School District


Sponsored by: Frontier Behavioral Services, LLC.
Alex Lynch, East Meadow School District


Sponsored by: Metro Therapy, Inc.
James Walsh Attends, Smithtown School district

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Sponsored by: LIASEA Raffles
Jordyn Brown, Westhampton Beach UFD

 

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 this year and have been receiving special education services for the past four years. These are awarded to students from Nassau and Suffolk County.

Student of the Year Award, Non-Regents – 2024


Sponsored by: Access7 Services, Inc., in memory of Nancy Scalzo, Office Manager
Anthony Capozzi, Eastport-South Manor School District


Sponsored by:  Metro Therapy, Inc.
Halle Peace, Bethpage School District 


Sponsored by:   Davinci
Leonardo Bacelli, Islip School District
Christian Vaseghi, Oceanside School District

 

Sponsored by: The Shapiro Family
Brandon Garnier-Winkler, Northport-East Northport School District

 

Student of the Year Non-Regents Awards

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 this year. These are awarded to students from Nassau and Suffolk County.

Andrew J. Luft Memorial Awards – 2024

Sponsored by:  The Luft Family

Vida Martinez, West Islip Union Free School District

 

South Oaks Hospital

Sponsored by:  South Oaks Hospital

Spiro Spiridis, Port Washington School District

 

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.

John Charles McCauley obituary, Lynbrook, NY

John Charles McCauley Memorial Award – 2024

Sponsored by:  LIASEA Executive Board, Maryann, Stephen, Jennifer, Alicia, Tracy, Cynthia and Pat
Zach Hernandez, Comsewogue School District

 

 

John Charles McCauley ​Memorial Award

John McCauley, the scholarship’s namesake, was the sibling of Tricia Desiderio, the current LIASEA president. John was a proud graduate of the Rosemary Kennedy Center, showcasing his determination and achievements. An avid equestrian, he found joy in the connection with horses, John left a lasting impact on his housemates and second family at AHRC’s Nassau County. Though non-verbal, John had the unique ability to express boundless love, leaving an indelible mark on all who were fortunate enough to know him.

 

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