2019 SPEF Educator Award Nominations


Each year the Stamford Public Education Foundation, (SPEF) hosts the Excellence in Education Awards. The event allows the Foundation the opportunity to recognize individuals and businesses who have demonstrated excellent service in support of Stamford education.

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I’d like to nominate Samantha Spielman, the math specialist.  Her passion for and dedication to enabling students to learn and enjoy math are visible and important.I’ve seen Samantha helping middle schoolers who were struggling in the accelerated math program to succeed.  She knew that individualized attention and tutoring in the morning would go a long way to ensuring their understanding of the subject matter.  Samantha found a caring and knowledgeable teacher to dedicate two mornings a week to the children and they did thrive.


Mike Argenio (6th grade) is annually considered to be a favorite teacher by his students because he engages his subject matter in an interesting way that grabs his students attention and makes learning fun.   He cares about his students development in school and activities.  He is a coach and supporter of all school events including plays, learning events, bingo and ice cream socials.  He is the teacher that high school students come back to visit.  He also develops strong relationships with parents.

SPEF Nominations

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