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PDK Friends of Education Awards-June 2017

Friends of Education Awards

Each year, the Stony Brook University Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa International bestows "Friends of Education" awards to honor the commitment and accomplishments of outstanding educators, staff members, and community members throughout Nassau and Suffolk County.  Nominees for these awards may include anyone who is associated with your school district, regardless of position, that you believe makes a difference in the quality of the educational experience for students in your community.


2018 Friends of Education HONOREES

  • Ann Marie Ferreri, Commack School District
  • Annette Shideler, College of Arts and Sciences, Stony Brook University
  • Beth Friedman, North Merrick UFSD
  • Caren Gough, Science Teacher Preparation Program, Stony Brook University
  • Christine Fitzgerald, Smithtown Central School District
  • Diane Impagliazzo, Amityville UFSD
  • Gretchen Cotton Rodney, Middle Country Central School District
  • Lauren Harnick, Oyster Bay School District
  • Mary Trachte, Copiague School District
  • Michael Vergano, Noth Babylon School District
  • Patricia Aceves, Department of Technology & Society, Stony Brook University
  • Ricardo Soto, Center Moriches School District
  • Ryan Fisk, Co-Founder #Edcamp
  • Terrance O’Connor, School of Professional Development, Stony Brook University
  • Wendy Barrick, Sayville Public School District 
  • Yvette Brideau, Central Islip UFSD 


Date: Friday, June 8, 2018 from 5:30 to 8:30

LocationHilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook University ( Directions)

Cost: $55 per person (Checks can be made payable to PDK @ Stony Brook University)

Submit reservations and check to:

Kevin Keane, PDK Treasurer
10 Ward Street
West Islip, NY 11795
RSVP Deadline: May 31

Research Fair: Prior to the event, Stony Brook University's Educational Leadership program will hold a research fair showcasing the work of its students. The fair opens at 4 pm .




Past Award Honorees

» 2017 Friends of Education Ceremony
» 2016 Friends of Education Ceremony
» 2015 Friends of Education Ceremony
» 2014 Friends of Education Ceremony
» 2013 Friends of Education Ceremony
» 2012 Friends of Education Ceremony

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