Wilfred Berube Award for Administrative Excellence
The Wilfred Berube Award for Administrative Excellence was initiated in 2000 to honor the memory of Wilfred Berube, the founder of the Rhode Island Educational Media Association (or RIEMA, now known as SLRI). The award is given to an outstanding Rhode Island K-12 school administrator who has provided considerable and sustained support to the development or enhancement of school library media programs in general and/or who regularly exhibits direct and positive support for and involvement with the library program at his or her school.
Who is eligible for this award? Any currently serving Rhode Island K-12 school administrator
Who may nominate for this award? Any current SLRI member in good standing may make one nomination per school year
When will the award be announced? At the RILA Annual Conference in May 2019.
What form does the award take? Esteemed recognition on behalf of SLRI and a customized token of appreciation.
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2017-Beth Cauley, Principal, George R. Hanaford Elementary School, East Greenwich, RI
2016-Dr. Patrick McGee, Superintendent, Woonsocket School District, Woonsocket, RI
2015-Michael Crudale, Principal, Park View Middle School, Cranston, RI
2011-Daniel Kelley, Smithfield High School, Smithfield, RI
2010-Dr. Davida Irving, Capt. Isaac Paine Elementary School, Foster, RI
2008-Armand Pires, McCourt Middle School, Cumberland, RI
2007-Dr. Fran Gallo, Former Providence Public Schools Administrator
2005-Dr. Arlene Chorney, RI Training School, Cranston, RI
2003-John Pini, Superintendent of Chariho Regional School District
2002-Ralph A. Malafronte, Superintendent of Barrington Public Schools
2001-Dr. Douglas Greenberg, B. Jae Clanton Complex, Providence, RI
2000-David Andrews, Principal, Narragansett High School, Narragansett, RI