33rd Annual FIAME Dinner Dance Awards

FIAME president Josephine Fanelli (l) honored Lisa Martucci with a special recognition bouquet.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Forum of Italian Educators toasted several distinguished leaders at its 33rd annual dinner dance and awards gala on Friday, March 31 at Villa Barone Manor.

Special recognition recipient Joanne Rubino (r) was honored by Fanelli.
Photo by Laura Stone

This year’s honorees included Thomas G. Giordano Leadership in Education Award recipients Michael Coppotelli, Archdiocese of New York associate superintendent of Student Government Affairs and Benjamin Basile, Mott Hall Community School principal; Michael Tomasetti Administrator’s Award recipients Jane Stefanini, St. Lucy School principal and Georgette Valente, P.S. 108 assistant principal; Excellence in Teaching Award recipients Victoria Galasso, St. Frances de Chantal School teacher and Chrissy Loretta, P.S. 83 teacher; Andy Galdi Special Education Award recipients Christine Capalbo, St. Raymond Elementary School Special Education Teacher Support Services teacher and Joanne Calabrese, P.S. 41 English Language Learners teacher; Dominic Capone FIAME Service Award recipient Geri Sciortino, Bronx Design Group president; Philip J. Abinanti Community Service Award recipient Dr. Angelo Michilli, Primacare Medical Associates doctor of Osteopathic Medicine; and Donation Award recipients Franciscan Sisters of the Renewal.

The Andy Galdi Special Education Award recipient Joanne Calabrese (r) with her son, Chris and FIAME Executive Board member Rosa Leoncini.
Photo by Laura Stone

The Michael Tomasetti Administrator’s Award recipient Georgette Valente with her sons, Salvatore (l) and Lorenzo.
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(l-r) FIAME Executive Board members Carol Ann Gilligan, Ray Vitiello, Joanne Rubino, Silvia DiArco, Rosa Leoncini, Mary Ann Gorman, Roseanne Carotenuto and Rosemarie Peccora.
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The Dominic Capone FIAME Service Award honoree Geri Sciortino (2nd from l) with (l-r) husband John and daughters Danielle and Nicole (2nd from r), Grace Salerno, Sal Mancini and Fran Zucchetto.
Photo by Laura Stone

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