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The 2021 NEASC Awards

Richard J. Bradley Award

Hatim Eltayeb

Dean of the Academy
African Leadership Academy


This award is a prestigious NEASC Award often given to recognize a multitude of achievements in furthering excellence in education. Specifically, it is to recognize an educator` whose exemplary work establishes, maintains, or advocates` high standards of excellence. The nominee has demonstrated leadership qualities that have been central to the achievement of improvements for the Association and its work.


Jacob Ludes III Leadership Award

John King

Chair, NEASC Commission on Independent Schools; Retired Headmaster (Hebron Academy), Brunswick, ME


The Ludes Awards recognizes outstanding contributions promoting excellence in education. The award has been created to recognize volunteers within the Association who demonstrate leadership that further the goals and objectives of NEASC. The nominee has been involved in a project, program, or activity that has benefited the New England Association of Schools and Colleges or one of its Commissions.


Charles Eliot Award

This year NEASC is proud to present two recipients of the Eliot Award:

James Langevin

U.S. Representative for Rhode Island's 2nd congressional district (since 2001)


Thomas P. Shearer

The Office of Overseas Schools
U.S. Department of State


This award is NEASC’s highest honor, often awarded for great achievement in education or public service. Specifically, the award is for recognition and appreciation of the quiet contributions, the achievements both acclaimed and unknown, and the personal sacrifices made for the benefit of all, the recipient is proclaimed a Charles W. Elliot fellow of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.



NEASC Service Awards

To honor individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to promoting high quality education for all students through consistent and generous involvement as a volunteer with NEASC.



Laurie Farkas
Retired administrator from Massachusetts public schools

Eileen Illuzzi
CPS Commissioner/CTCI from the State of Vermont from 2014-2021

Lisa Leaheey
English teacher and chair of the steering committee at North Providence High School in Rhode Island

Gary Maestas
Interim Superintendent in the Hingham, Massachusetts Public Schools

Cathy Sosnowski
Retired administrator from Connecticut public schools


Mary Carney
Former Principal, St. Teresa School - Pawtucket, RI USA
Brian Cote
Assistant Principal, Blessed Sacrament School - Walpole, MA

Malcolm Gauld
Head, Hyde Discovery Process, The Hyde School - Bath, ME USA
Maria O’Neill
Mathematics Teacher (retired), Kolbe Cathedral High School - Bridgeport, CT USA

Phillip Peck
Head of School, Holderness School - Plymouth, NH USA


Christopher Charleson
Senior Academic Advisor, SEK International Schools, Los Barrios, ES
Ann Galvani
Educational Consultant, Galvani Educational Consulting, Natick, MA USA

Moustapha Mneimneh
Dr. Najd National Schools, Wurud SA

Mary Tadros
Independent Consultant, International Baccalaureate, Amman, JO

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