RECOGNIZING EDUCATORS WHO USE THE ARTS TO FOSTER TRANSFORMATIONAL GROWTH
Throughout his life, William A. Yandow made significant contributions to his nation, local communities, the arts, and education.
As a longtime Bushnell patron and Overseer, we want to recognize his dedication to the arts and its role in the education and development of young people with this annual educator award.
The recipient will receive:
A reception in their honor
Two tickets to a Bushnell show
The criteria for nomination include the following:
- A minimum of 5 years as a teacher or administrator PK – 12 in a public, private, or charter school
- Proven leadership with students, parents, colleagues, and community members
- Contributions to the advancement of curriculum
- Exceptional talent and dedication as an educator, administrator, or advocate in one of the following areas:
- Arts Education
- Cultural Studies
- Language Arts
The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce the winners of the William A. Yandow Educator Award, recognizing local educators who use the arts to foster transformational growth.
William A. Yandow was a longtime Bushnell patron and Overseer of the center, who was dedicated to the arts and its role in the education and development of young people. Mr. Yandow supported The Bushnell and its Educational programs, as well as the Florida State University/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training, in Sarasota, FL. Mr. Yandow passed away in 2014.
The following individuals received the 2022 award at a reception in their honor at on June 26, 2022 at The Bushnell. Honorees received a monetary prize, a plaque acknowledging their achievement, and tickets to the matinee performance of Hamilton, which immediately followed the reception.
Susan Moore is Director of Technology at Meriden Public Schools.
Sarah Lahr Fitzsimons is Supervisor of Literacy at CREC Magnet Schools.
Edjohnetta Miller is an Improvisational Quiltmaker, Teaching Artist, Curator and Lecturer and Resident Artist - Smithsonian Museum of African American Art.
Adina Placido (posthumously), was former Educational Programs Assistant at The Bushnell.
Katie D'Agostino is an Art Teacher at Glastonbury East Hartford Magnet Elementary School.
Cole Grosner is a STEM Teacher at IMPACT Academy (CREC).
Floyd W. Green, III is a Bushnell Ambassador and Recently Retired-Corporate VP and Head of Community Affairs/AETNA.