President’s Message

Letter from the President of the New York Academy of Public Education:

Anthony Cavanna, Ed. D. - NYAPE

As you know, the Academy meetings serve to provide members the opportunity to share thoughts with some of the outstanding leaders in our field.  Please be sure to join us at our next virtual meeting Tuesday, March 2, 2021 5:30 – 7:00PM.

Our guest speaker will be Dr. Thomas Hagerman, Superintendent of the Scarsdale Public Schools who will speak on the topic of COVID-19 and Public School Superintendents’ Plans and Scarsdale School’s Plan.  After the talk we will have time to ask questions and discuss the topic.  Please register for the meeting here.  After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

As you probably know, the New York Academy Medalist Award is the highest award bestowed on an individual who has impacted and/or improved our public education system. The award was established in 1935 and has had a list of distinguished and accomplished recipients.   More information will be sent out about this year’s recipient and the event prior to the May Medalist Meeting.
Please take a minute to keep us informed of your professional highlights, such as awards, commendations, and recognitions that should be shared with our community. Please email these “Spotlight” items to John Mancini at If you would like to nominate someone to our organization, please visit our website at   Applicants can apply online. Inductions into the Academy occur at our fall and winter dinners. I look forward to seeing you at our meetings.   Hopefully, we will be able to return to in person meetings soon.

Be Safe and Be Well,

Anthony P. Cavanna, Ed.D.
New York Academy of Public Education