SUPERINTENDENT MAYO HONORED WITH LIFETIME ‘TAPS’ AWARD

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SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS DR. REGINALD MAYO HONORED WITH LIFETIME ‘TAPS’ AWARD
 
TAPS Awards are a New Haven Public Schools tradition honoring Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Support Staff who go the extra mile for students
 
 
Superintendent of Schools Dr. Reginald Mayo was honored this week with the Lifetime TAPS Award for his 46 years of exceptional service and dedication to the children and families of New Haven Public Schools. The award was presented to Dr. Mayo at the end of the annual TAPS Awards ceremony, held this year at Augusta Lewis Troup School on Wednesday afternoon.
 
Dr. Mayo also was honored at the event with the Troup School Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Principal Michael Conner and two students. Dr. Mayo started his career in education as a science teacher at Troup School in 1967. He is retiring at the end of this year after serving 46 years in the district, the last 21 years as superintendent of schools.
 
The TAPS Awards are a New Haven Public Schools tradition that honor exemplary Teachers, Administrators, Parents and Support Staff who go the extra miles for students. TAPS recipients are nominated by their peers and are chosen by a panel of volunteer judges made up of teachers, administrators and support staff. The 2012-13 TAPS Awards recipients are as follows:
 
Teachers
·         Mnikesa Whitaker, Fair Haven School
·         Christina Sagnella, King-Robinson School
·         Julie Bacher, Columbus Family Academy
·         Carmen Conyer, Columbus Family Academy
·         Zoila Brown, Betsy Ross Arts Magnet School
·         Alyssa Basso, Ross-Woodward School
·         David Cicarella, President, New Haven Federation of Teachers
 
Administrators
·         Grace Nathman, Principal, Quinnipiac School
·         Kathy Mattern, Assistant Principal, Truman School
·         Zakia Parrish, Assistant Principal, Wilbur Cross High School
  
Parents
·         Susan Clinard, Worthington Hooker School
·         Susan Papa, Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School
·         Jennifer Ricker, Davis Street School
·         Mary Rosario, Fair Haven School
 
Support Staff
·         Jocelyn Fuentes, Head Start Instructor, Jepson School
·         Cedric Robinson, Youth Coordinator, Mauro-Sheridan School
·         Priscilla Calo, Administrative Assistant, Sound School
·         Bess Marra, Support Staff, Mauro-Sheridan School
·         Matthew Longobardi, Building Manager for Maintenance, Nathan Hale School
·         Sean Hardy, Paraprofessional, Mauro-Sheridan School