2023 Education Partner Award Honorees

  • On April 27, the Foundation will host a special gala to pay tribute to the 2023 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award honorees:

    2023 Education Partner Award Honorees


    • Dr. J. Bret Bennington, Hofstra University Professor and Chair, Department of Geology, Environment and Sustainability
    • Lisa Estrada, Former Supervisor of World Languages and English as a Second Language, Hicksville UFSD


    • Erik Chocianowski, Teacher, Nassau BOCES Long Island High School for the Arts
    • Chris Reinertsen, Associate Director, Nassau BOCES Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology


    • American Ballet Theatre (ABT), Richard Toda, Artistic Manager, ABT Engagement
    • Special Sweets, A Special Place for Me, Delia Patricia Castrogiovanni, Co-Founder
    • Cradle of Aviation Museum, Andrew Parton, President
    • The Ed. Foundation, Suzanne Hershkowitz, President
    • Smile Farms, Diana Martin, Managing Director


    • Karen Brohm, President, Board of Education, West Hempstead UFSD
    • Michael Goldberg, Trustee, Past President, Board of Education, Farmingdale UFSD
    • Michael K. Pappas, Trustee, Board of Education, Levittown UFSD
    • Robert “B.A.” Schoen, Trustee, Nassau BOCES


    • Markella Kiriakes, Student, Mineola High School, Mineola UFSD
    • Luis Angel Trejo-Juarez, Student, Nassau BOCES Adult Education

    The Education Partner Award recognizes those who have made a substantial impact on public education in Nassau County. A strategic education partner with local school districts since 1967, Nassau BOCES created this program to pay tribute to those who share its commitment to enabling students of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential. 

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Save the Date

  • Thursday, April 27, 2023

    6 p.m. International Buffet Dinner

    8 p.m. Dessert/Award Presentations



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