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Annual Education Awards

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Our Annual Awards and Friends of Education Dinner will be held April 25, 2024 at Century House in Latham, 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 awards that will be given in 2024 can be found below:


Nelsin J. Armlin Award

Alexis (Lexi) Suarez, MS Special Education and Literacy II Program


NYSPHSAA, Section 2 Athletic Director of the Year Award

Kyle Manny, Lake George CSD

CDCA Counselor of the Year Award

Meagan Beauchamp, Averill Park CSD

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

Jeffrey Vivenzio, Voorheesville CSD

John (Jack) Alvey, East Greenbush CSD

Excellence in District Administrative Leadership Award

Susan Sloma, Director of PPS, Berne-Knox-Westerlo CSD

Deborah Kavanaugh, K-12 Administrator, Rotterdam-Mohonasen CSD

Timothy Backus, Deputy Superintendent, South Colonie CSD

Kristy Moore, Director of MTSS, Glens Falls CSD

Excellence in School Board Service

Daniel Mannix, Board of Education President, Queensbury UFSD

Barton Wallace, Chair of Facilities Committee, Finance Committee and Innovation Committee, Coxsackie-Athens CSD

NSDC Cooperative Leadership Award

Damonni Farley, Common Thread LLC

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