Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards Program

  • Hundreds unite to salute Nassau BOCES' Education Partners

    Education Partner Award honorees
    Accepting the 2023 Education Partner Awards are, back row from left: Erik Chocianowski, Michael Goldberg, Richard Toda, Dr. J. Bret Bennington, Chris Reinertsen, Andrew Parton and Michael K. Pappas. Front row from left: Delia Patricia Castrogiovanni, Karen Brohm, Diana Martin, Robert “B.A.” Schoen, Markella Kiriakes, Lisa Estrada and Suzanne Hershkowitz. Not pictured: Luis Angel Trejo-Juarez. View more photos from the gala on Facebook.

    Long Island's public education community gathered on April 27, 2023, to pay tribute to some of its greatest advocates. That's when Nassau BOCES presented 15 honorees with its Education Partner award before a cheering crowd at the Crest Hollow Country Club.

    A strategic education partner with school districts since 1967, Nassau BOCES created the awards program to honor those who share the agency's commitment to providing the best possible education to learners of all ages and abilities.

Watch the tribute videos:

Nassau BOCES pays tribute to its Education Partner Award Honorees for 2023.

The honorees are (click to learn more about each honoree):

Proceeds from awards gala to fund educational innovation

  • The 2023 Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards Gala was sponsored by the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation, an independent non-profit organization which raises funds for innovative educational programs that fall outside of the agency's budget.

Grants in Action: Since 2007, the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation has awarded more than 336 grants totaling over $650,000 to benefit thousands of Nassau BOCES students.