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Annual Education Awards

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Our Annual Awards and Friends of Education Dinner was held April 20, 2023 at Franklin Terrace Ballroom in Troy, NY

Great schools require the coordinated efforts of dedicated individuals serving in diverse roles to provide opportunities for students. CASDA's Annual Capital Region Education Awards recognize excellence in all corners of the school community. The list of this years award winners can be found below:


Nelsin J. Armlin Award

Syed Irfan Abbas, University at Albany


NYSPHSAA, Section 2 Athletic Director of the Year Award

Richard Keys, Queensbury UFSD

CDCA Counselor of the Year Award

Deborah Zeh, Bethlehem High School, Bethlehem CSD

Greater Capital Region Principals Center Board, Principal of the Year Award

Annette Landry, Elementary Principal, Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD

Carrie Phelan, Knickerbacker Middle School, Lansingburgh CSD

Aaron Thiell, Latham Ridge Elementary, North Colonie CSD

Excellence in District Administrative Leadership Award

Rebecca Carman, Director of Policy and Community Development, Shenendehowa CSD


Excellence in School Board Service

Willette Jones, Hudson CSD

Deanna Stephenson, Shenendehowa CSD

Matthew Tedeschi, Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD

NSDC Cooperative Leadership Award

Dr. Angelina Maloney, Superintendent, Brunswick-Brittonkill CSD

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