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2022 Inspiring Excellence Nurse Awards

VFEE is honored to be able to present its 2022 Inspiring Excellence Award to the heroes of this pandemic …. our brilliant school nurses!

VFEE had the pleasure of making its award presentations to the following fantastic individuals:

Dina Rizzuto-Francis (VHS)

Norma Palmer (HBW)

Maria Rodgers (Brookdale & F.N. Brown)

Carolyn Luehs (Brookdale)

Kristie Heimerle (F.N. Brown & Laning)

Joan Petronico (Forest & Laning)

Barbara Wertz (Forest)

Please join us in congratulating this year’s recipients! We look forward to honoring both this year’s class as well as our pandemic class of award recipients at a future in person event.

Inspiring Excellence Awards

Consistent with VFEE’s mission, these gifts will be used by the schools to enhance the educational experience of Verona’s students.

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HBW Creativity Corner & Flexible Seating Grant Interview

Maggie Manning testimonial: 

"It has taken me until October to get my act together enough to make this post, but LOOK AT MY CLASSROOM


The biggest thank you to Verona Foundation for Educational Excellence (VFEE) for funding the flexible seating, my principal, administrative assistant, and custodial staff for supporting and helping with this project, and Conor Manning Dennis Sedaille Dennis R. Sedaille Lori Ann Tucci Sedaille Mark Manning Kerry Breslin for hours of hard labor glueing carpet tiles, building furniture, hanging projectors and curtains, cutting bulletin board letters and generally just listening to me stress about getting everything done


My kids have been responding really well to flexible seating so far. They took their first unit test yesterday, and many of them noted that they’ve never felt as comfortable and focused while taking a test.


Beyond thankful for everyone who helped with this dream, and excited to see how the rest of the year goes!" 


Please join us in congratulating our award winners!

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