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Colette Connolly

Community Advisor

Colette Connolly serves as the public relations specialist for Southern Westchester BOCES as well as the Elmsford and Bronxville school districts. Colette has been living in the Bronxville area for over 10 years. She is also a successful freelance writer, covering business topics, health, family matters and education for a number of local publications. A native of Ireland, Colette's volunteer activities include serving as an officer in the County Sligo Social & Benevolent Association of New York, which keeps her close to the Irish community and brings her in contact with others who work diligently to keep the bond between Ireland and the U.S. strong.

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  1. 30 Students Inducted To National Technical Honor Society

    30 Students Inducted To National Technical Honor Society

    The Center for Career Services was a hive of activity recently as 30 of its students in various career and technical education programs got ready to be inducted into the National Technical Honor Society, a ceremony that recognized their academic excellence, character and attitude toward their vocational studies. To be eligible, the students had to maintain an 88 percent academic average ...

  2. Greenburgh Architecture Student At BOCES Wins Leadership Award

    Greenburgh Architecture Student At BOCES Wins Leadership Award

    GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- A student, Niani Cartwright in the Southern Westchester BOCES Architecture and Interior Design program and a senior at Woodlands Senior High School in Greenburgh, N.Y., has won the Thomas Olivo Leadership award.Cartwright was was recently awarded a $500 scholarship from the New York State Association of Career & Technical Education Administrators for her ...

  3. Elmsford School District Honors Teachers Of The Year

    Elmsford School District Honors Teachers Of The Year

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. – Three teachers were honored by the Elmsford school district with Teacher of the Year awards at the June 1 Board of Education meeting.The three honorees are Grady School fifth-grade teacher Patricia Byrne, Dixson Primary School first-grade teacher Fabiola Diaz and Hamilton High School science teacher Richard MacLeish.All three received certificates from Superintendent ...

  4. Elmsford School District Honors Teachers Of The Year

    Elmsford School District Honors Teachers Of The Year

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- The Elmsford Union Free School District will formally honor their 2016 Teacher of the Year recipients at the upcoming Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, June 1.Fabiola Diaz of Carl L. Dixon Elementary, Pat Byrne of Grady Elementary and Rich MacLeish of Alexander Hamilton High School are this year's program award recipients.The meeting will take place in the ...

  5. Elmsford Student, Village’s First Lady Serve As 'Superintendent For A Day'

    Elmsford Student, Village’s First Lady Serve As 'Superintendent For A Day'

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- FIrst-grader Lia DeBorba-Silva served as superintendent for a day on May 24, touring district classrooms with Elmsford UFSD Superintendent Joseph Ricca, greeting students and teachers in the hallways and selecting pizza as the menu item for the last day of school at the Carl L. Dixson Primary School. Silva, a student in the school’s Dual Language Program, was also ...

  6. LHRIC Honors Local Educators For Innovative Use Of Technology

    LHRIC Honors Local Educators For Innovative Use Of Technology

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- The Lower Hudson Regional Information Center (LHRIC) presented four teachers, one director of technology and representatives of the Bronxville School District with Pioneer Awards May 15 during a special ceremony held at the Edith Macy Conference Center in Briarcliff Manor. The annual awards ceremony honors school districts, teachers and administrators who work ...

  7. Elmsford Candidate Withdraws From Board Of Education Race

    Elmsford Candidate Withdraws From Board Of Education Race

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Duane Christian withdrew his candidacy for trustee of the Elmsford Union Free School District Board of Education on Monday.As official ballots have been printed, Christian’s name will appear on the ballot; however, he is no longer a candidate for trustee. The two candidates for two open seats are Ted Thomasa and Marla Peers.The 2016-17 budget and Board of Education ...

  8. Dixson Primary School Plants Tree In Honor Of Earth Day

    Dixson Primary School Plants Tree In Honor Of Earth Day

    ELMSFORD, N.Y. -- Dixson Primary School in Elmsford planted an elm tree in honor of Earth Day.The event celebrated the close connection between the village of Elmsford, the Elmsford Union Free School District and its community. Mayor Robert Williams spoke to the students about the importance of sustainability and Earth Day. The mayor even proclaimed the day, April 20, to be known as the ...

  9. Local Educators Encouraged To Think Big, Embrace The Future

    Local Educators Encouraged To Think Big, Embrace The Future

    BRIARCLIFF MANOR, N.Y. – Local teachers were urged to take risks, be creative and be passionate during what was described as an “epic time” for creativity in the classroom.About 400 educators attended the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center’s Tech Expo earlier this month at the Edith Macy Conference Center on Chappaqua Road to learn about how cutting-edge technology is being used ...

  10. Harrison Talk Offers Tips On Helping Non-English-Speaking Students Succeed

    Harrison Talk Offers Tips On Helping Non-English-Speaking Students Succeed

    HARRISON, N.Y. – Immigrants trying to learn English are being held back by education policies that ignore literacy research, said one of the world’s leading authorities on bilingual education.Dr. Jim Cummings, a professor in the department of Curriculum, Teaching and Learning at the University of Toronto, spoke recently at the Lower Hudson Regional Information Center in Harrison.The ...

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