Educators in Mohawk Valley region honored by Genesis Group


WHITESBORO — The Genesis Group Regional Education Committee has recently announced the organization’s honorees this year as part of its 15th Annual Celebration of Education. A dinner was held on Thursday, Nov. 18, at Hart’s Hill Inn, to recognize recipients.

Honorees included:


Noel Ames, Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES;

Stacy DeFabio, Oriskany Central School District;

Valerie Elacqua, Notre Dame Jr./Sr. High School;

Becky Krawiec, Vernon Verona Sherrill Central Schools;

Zach Lewis, Mohawk Valley Community College;

Meg Loveless, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES;

Penny Mann, Oriskany Central School District;

Amanda Mitchell, Rome City School District;

Renee O’Neill, Utica City School District;

Dina Radeljas, Mohawk Valley Community College;

Cheryl Salce, Kings Kids Preschool;

Donna Schonewetter, Vernon Verona Sherrill Central Schools;

Laurie Waterbury, Herkimer-Fulton-Hamilton-Otsego BOCES; and

Rebecca Werbela, Morrisville-Eaton Central School District.

Distinguished service award

William S. Calli, Jr., Esq.; and

Charlene Hartman.

Hall of distinction

Charles Chafee;

William Pelz;

Frank Przybycien;  

Norman Reed;

Dr. Steven Szatko; and

Ann Turner.


Camp Sum-More-Fun, Camden Central School District ;

Counseling Center at Herkimer County Community College;

Madison-Oneida BOCES — Adult & Continuing Education;

PROPEL, Madison-Oneida BOCES and MVCC; and

Upstate Cerebral Palsy — New Discoveries Preschool.


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