West Hartford, CT (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), a statewide nonprofit educational administration organization which represents public school superintendents, assistant superintendents and other educational leaders across the state, has recognized four educational leaders for their guidance and support in the wake of the tragic shooting which took place at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012.
“The events of December 14, 2012 are a tragedy that will permanently impact the lives of students and educators across the U.S.,” Joseph Cirasuolo, Executive Director of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), said. “We are grateful to today’s honorees for their leadership and support on the heels of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School and commend them for their exemplary work on behalf of the Sandy Hook community.”
Connecticut State Department of Education Commissioner, Stefan Pryor, was honored by CAPSS with the CAPSS State Leadership Award for providing outstanding state assistance and personal support for the Newtown School Community in the aftermath of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The CAPSS Collegial Cooperation Award was presented to James Agostine, Superintendent of the Monroe Public Schools, for providing the Monroe School building for use by Sandy Hook children and staff in the aftermath of the December 14, 2012 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The CAPSS Exemplary Leadership Award was presented to Dr. Janet Robinson for displaying exemplary leadership as the Superintendent of Schools in Newtown in reaction to the tragic events of December 14, 2012.
The CAPSS Beyond the Call of Duty Award was presented to Dr. Elizabeth Osga for volunteering to support the Newtown Superintendent of Schools in the aftermath of the tragic events of December 14, 2012.
In addition to recognizing those who provided extensive support in the wake of the Newtown tragedy, CAPSS made additional awards.
The CAPSS Presidential Award was presented to Dr. Frank Sippy in recognition of his support of CAPSS in many ways, including a term as CAPSS President, and for his exemplary career as an educational leader.
Three retired superintendents were recognized with Emeritus Awards for the special contributions they made to CAPSS during their tenure as active members and for the contributions they made to the field of educational leadership. Emeritus Award recipients include Dr. Philip Streifer, Dr. Randall Collins and Dr. Elizabeth Osga. In recognition of their extensive contributions to the organization, Dr. Streifer, Dr. Collins and Dr. Osga were presented with lifetime membership to CAPSS.
About The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents:
The Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS), based in West Hartford, CT, has been the voice of superintendents of schools in Connecticut for 106 years. The mission of the CAPSS is to lead the continuous improvement of public education for all students by advocating public policy for children and by developing and supporting executive school leaders. To learn more, visit http://www.capss.org.