March 22, 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. The annual Leaders in Education Awards
Dinner (L.E.A.D.) was established at St. John’s in 2005 by The
School of Education and the Office of Alumni Relations to recognize
outstanding teachers and administrators who have made significant
contributions to the field of education.
Annual L.E.A.D. for the Staten Island campus will be held on
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn. This
year, in lieu of individual honorees, we will be recognizing the
outstanding contributions and efforts put forth by 23 Staten Island
high schools in reaching out to their local community in the wake
of Hurricane Sandy.
spirit of caring for those in need has always served as the
foundation of the University experience, and the schools being
honored at this special event reflect that spirit in a very real
and lasting way.
In the immediate aftermath of the storm, high schools literally
became homes to evacuees who had lost everything. Hundreds of
volunteers from these schools gavetirelessly and
selflessly. Their efforts included candlelight vigils, fundraisers,
concerts and drives to collect food, toys and blood for those left
helpless and hopeless in the face of the monumental disaster that
With a commitment unlike any other, the high schools of Staten
Island pooled their talented faculty, staff, students, parents and
alumni to raisenot only
dollars but also awareness of the plight of those in dire need of
food, shelter and clothing. Even today, they are still dedicated to
providing much needed relief to the community-at-large.
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
opportunities to contribute to the Fund are available.
information regarding the Staten Island L.E.A.D. event and
sponsorship opportunities, contact Andriana Lewinsky ’04CPS, ’12GEd, Assistant
Director, Alumni Relations at (718) 390-4145 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
inquiries, contact Elizabeth Reilly, Director of Media Relations,
at (718) 990-5789 or e-mail email@example.com.