Presented Annually at the CACE Leadership Conference
THE SAGE AWARD
To Honor Our Own
Rules & Regs and budgets galore
Title I duties are these, plus more!
Additions, amendments, and LEA bosses
Make directors think they live in a zoo.
Deciphering memos with mysterious clauses
Can cause our most stalwart to sit and boo-hoo.
Along this path of profound complication
We each have found us a savior.
A Prince Charming or Godmother type
Who can relate to our behavior.
One who gest in there amidst the mess,
And helps us out when things get rough;
One who’s sweet and gentle and kind;
And actually understands this stuff.
A person who’s only a phone call away
A person who’s teetering on the brinkeroo
A person as busy and bothered as us,
Who’s still able to clearly think for two.
A proposal rises now that CACE,
The merry bank of fellow sufferers,
Should honor one who has helped out others,
A veritable Mother Theresa of Bufferers,
You can nominate whoe’er you wish.
Be, it one, or two or three.
We’ll add up to the highest number
And our winner there shall be.
Some words of praise about your candidate
Will help us explain our choice.
It will make the sward more meaningful
’cause it comes from a helped-ones voice.
So please join in to make a pick,
We’re in this to help each other.
What better way then to single out
For honor a sister or a brother.
Come Conference time in December days
At the luncheon – a hearty fare
We’ll give a toast; acknowledge our own
And honor him or her.
|2020: N/A||2006: Pat Lysz|
|2019: Jen O’Neill||2005: Joan Fitton|
|2018: Joe O’Brien||2004: Paul Zinni|
|2017: Holly Anderson Hargraves||2003: Debboe Spinelli|
|2016: Karen McCarthy||2002: Linda McMenimen|
|2015: Susan Levine||2001: Anne Marie Carr-Reardon|
|2014: Gary Reese||2000: Karen Matheny|
|2013: Lucille Boutiette||1999: Brendan Walsh|
|2012: Marie Deedy||1998: Zita Samuels|
|2011: Roberta Reingold||1997: Jane Foley|
|2010: Amy Berdos||1996: Diane brisson|
|2009: Barbara Solomon||1995: John Corcoran|
|2008: Katie Shea||1994: Joseph Counter|
|2007: Mary Grassi||1993: Richard Buckley|