First of all a BIG thank you to all of our neighbors, SNA members, spouses, children, family and friends for all coming out on a cold icy night. We had weather warnings but we still had a packed house.
Lisa Elkins: The SNA Educator of the Year Awards
The Educator of the Year Award’ was established to honor those who go above and beyond to make the Sheffield Neighborhood schools excellent.
The 2019 Honorees are:
Oscar Mayer School:
Ms. Dylan Veal (Early Childhood- Pre-school/ JK/ K)
Ms. Dylan has a calm and positive demeanor that nurtures and encourages growth. She has a great sense of fun yet maintains a strong work ethic amongst her students. The pride they exhibit in their work and the care they show for each other is in no small part due to her values and guidance. They have an excellent role model in her
Ms. Bridget Mora (Early Childhood- Pre-school/ JK/ K)
Ms. Bridget is incredibly warm, supportive and loving toward her students. She makes them feel like school is their home away from home. She goes above and beyond to understand each child's unique gifts. She not only teaches children to have empathy and compassion, but she also truly leads by example.
St. Josaphat School:
Katie Prahin- School social worker
Schools are responsible for supporting the intellectual, emotional, and social growth of student, and Social Worker, Katie Prahin , makes a significant difference in the lives of students and teachers within the St. Jos community..
From anxiety to bullying, executive functioning to divorce, Katie guides students through life's many challenges with a calm, nonjudgmental, kind approach that makes all students and teachers turn to her with their questions and concerns.
Anne De Leonardis is a vital part of the St. Josaphat School Junior High team
In addition to her teaching duties- she coordinates the eighth grade trip to Washington DC (including fundraising), she helps prepare students for Confirmation, she leads the school's Drama Club, and moderates the Future Business Leaders of America. She also coaches cross country in the fall and track and field in the spring. Anne gives her heart and soul, not to mention time and talents, to the St. Josaphat School Community.
Lincoln Park High School:
Shavonne Perry, Security Staff
John Johnson, Security Staff
John Johnson and Shavonne Perry are security staff members who have gone so far above and beyond their role. Both have given a great deal of their own time to establish mentoring groups for our students who need additional support. They have formed strong relationships w many students that have resulted in improved academic and social outcomes. They have also collaborated with many teachers and support staff to expand the reach of their mentoring groups.
Laury Lewis: The Sheffield Star Awards
Sheffield Star Awards were established to honor those who contribute to the neighborhood.
The 2019 Sheffield Star Awardees are:
Mario Scarlata, owner of Mario's Place (Southport and Fullerton). He has been in business for over 25 years and has been a good friend to SNA. He has contributed haircut certificates for Spaghetti dinner raffles and is a supporter of the Garden Walk.
Max Schneider, a Sheffield resident with 2 kids at Oscar Mayer School, has become the unofficial Mass transit coordinator for the many cars dropping off their kids at school. He has been doing this for several years and is there, rain, snow, cold or shine. He is also active as the Treasurer for the Trebes Park Advisory Council.
Sister Mildred Ryan from Little Sisters of the Poor is celebrating 50 years of service to that organization, most of which was spent at the facility in Sheffield. She has experienced an awesome life taking care of the elderly. Sr Mildred was recently reassigned to her new position in Arizona. We will miss her but wanted to recognize her years of service and dedication to our community. Happy Golden Jubilee Sr Mildred!
Dee Kang, owner of Dee's Restaurant, has been on Armitage Avenue since 1983. She is a caring person who has supported the Sheffield community with her generosity in sponsoring planters as well as donating food to Sheffield functions.
Congratulations to all of our award recipients and thank you all for making our community a better place for all.