April 04, 2013
For more than a century St. John’s University
has been at the forefront of teacher education, producing classroom
personnel, counselors and administrators who have achieved
excellence in their profession locally, nationally and
internationally. During the upcoming weeks a number of individuals
who have made outstanding contributions to the field of education
and educational institutions that have made a difference for those
in need will be honored at Leaders in Education Award Dinners
(L.E.A.D.) in Queens, Staten Island and Oakdale (Long Island).
Honorees at the Eighth Annual L.E.A.D. for the
Queens campus, which will take place on Monday, April 15, 2013 at 7
p.m. in the D’Angelo Center Ballroom, include Philip A. Composto
’02Ed.D., Community Superintendent, District 30; Patrick J. Dunphy,
Jr. ’06Ed, ‘08GEd, Social Studies Coordinator, Francis Lewis High
School; Anna R. Lukachik ’80Ed, Director, Citigroup, Citi Learning:
North America Consumer; Patrick J. McLaughlin ’95PD, Principal, St.
Francis Preparatory School and Mary H. Pelkowski ’89C, ’93GEd,
’98PD, ’07G, Associate Dean for Student Engagement, St. John’s
Eighth Annual L.E.A.D. for the Staten Island campus will be held on
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. in the Hilton Garden Inn. This
year, in lieu of individual honorees, we will be recognizing the
outstanding contributions and efforts put forth by Staten Island
high schools in reaching out to their
local community in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Net proceeds
from the dinner will benefit the Hurricane Sandy Victims
Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship assistance to St.
John's students whose families have been impacted by the storm.
Sponsorship opportunities to contribute to the Fund are
Oakdale campus, the Fifth Annual L.E.A.D. will take place on
May 2, 2013 at 6 p.m. in the Bourne Mansion. Educators being honored
include Anthony Ambrogio ’06Ed.D.,
Administrator for the Arts and Human Resources, Manhasset Public
Schools; Gary D. Bixhorn, Chief Operating Officer, Eastern Suffolk
BOCES; Serafino M. Celano ’09Ed.D., Assistant Superintendent for
Personnel, Garden City Public Schools; Scott T. O’Brien ’08Ed.D.,
Principal, Rocky Point Middle School and Florence D. Simmons
’11Ed.D., Principal, Uniondale High School.
additional information regarding any L.E.A.D. event, including
sponsorship opportunities for the Hurricane Sandy Victims
Scholarship Fund, contact Andriana
Lewinsky ‘04CPS, ‘12GEd, Assistant Director, Alumni
Relations at (718) 390-4145 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
For media inquiries, contact Elizabeth Reilly, Director of Media
Relations, at (718) 990-5789 or e-mail email@example.com.