On Friday, April 17, the Forum of Italian American Educators held its 31st annual awards dinner ceremony at Villa Barone Manor. FIAME’s honorees included Dr. James J. Montesano, Nyack’s superintendant of schools; Dr. Gerald M. Cattaro, Fordham University’s executive director of the Center for Catholic School Leadership; Angela Ceparano, St. Simon Stock principal; Julie Falco Porras, P.S. 76 assistant principal; Melanie Blasucci Marino, C.F.N. 532 educational administrator; Silvia D’Arco DiBello, St. Raymond’s Elementary assistant principal and Italian teacher; Tina Meliota Cortese, second grade teacher at P.S. 83; Linda Rufino, J.H.S. 144 secretary; and Chris Alessandro, Morris Park Community Association treasurer.
FIAME’s 31st Annual Awards Ceremony
Photo by Patricio Robayo