Unity Awards

Every year, we choose one parent or caregiver and one educator to receive the RISPTO Unity Award. The award recognizes efforts to bring our school community closer together, through volunteering, compassion, school spirit and/or other exceptional qualities and efforts. 

We are now accepting nominations for the 2022 Unity Awards. The winners will be recognized June 2 at our volunteer breakfast. Please submit nominations to president@rispto.org.

Congratulations to our 2021 winners, parent Andrea Banyas and the RIS Custodial Team, Bob Malcolm, Joseph Singer, Richard Vitti and Kevin Houser.

Andrea Banyas conceptualized Rogers RISing, creating an outreach group that raised thousands of dollars in grocery gift cards, winter gear, backpacks, books and more for our community in need, which has never been more important than it has this past year. She also revamped and simplified the Current newsletter and PTO website and made communications more inclusive by advocating for Spanish translations. She is constantly stepping up where needed, and our PTO and school are better for it.

The RIS custodial team has made our school safe and welcoming during this unprecedented pandemic. They have worked above and beyond their expected duties to bring our community together in the building. Without them, hybrid and then full-time learning may not have occurred. We are so lucky to have a team of people who embody the IB learner profile working with us every day. 

Previous winners include:


Cara Denison and
Suzanne Zaleski, 2020







                                              Melissa Hoffman
                                              and Josh Sette, 2019

Jill Luciani and
Evon Malloy, 2018


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