Region 11

SAANYS Region 11 George Vito Administrator of the Year Awards

Nomination Deadline: March 31, 2021
Click here to download the nomination forms.


Nominate an administrator for a George Vito Administrator of the Year Award. Unfortunately, due to the COVID restrictions, Region 11 will not be able to hold the traditional Awards Ceremony at Midvale Country Club. But will present the awards to the recipients with photo recognition in their home district. For more information and any questions, please contact Joe Pustulka at

The categories are as follows:

  • Elementary Level
  • Middle School Level
  • High School Level
  • Friend of Education Nomination
  • District Level
  • Essential Service Leader
  • Retiree Award Nomination.


SAANYS Region 11 College Scholarship Awards

Application Deadline: March 1, 2021
Click here to download a flier.

SAANYS Region 11 is proud to announce its annual College Scholarship Award Program. Graduating seniors are urged to write a 500-word essay on the following topic:

“A School Administrator Who Has Made a Difference in My Life”

(The administrator must be a SAANYS member in order for the essay to be considered. If you are not sure if they are a member please contact before writing essay.) Entrants may win up to $1000.00 college scholarship.

Congratulations Region 11 Award Winners!

  • Elementary: Francine Leggett, Principal, Webster School District
  • Middle School: Tracie Czebatol, Principal, Hilton School District
    Jackie Saunders, Assistant Principal, Webster School District
  • District Level: Kristin Paolini, Director of Curriculum, Spencerport School District
  • Essential Services Leader: Wayne Kittelberger, Director of Transportation, Rochester City School District
  • Friend of Education: Monroe County Sheriff’s Department
  • Student Scholarship Winner: Jennifer Page, Honoring Breana Mullen, Assistant Principal of Mynderse Academy, Seneca Falls School District

Jennifer Page from Seneca Falls wrote about her assistant principal Breana Mullen and how she made a difference in her life. Region 11 Representative Cheryl Bamford presented the award to her.

Joe Pustulka, co-chair of Region 11, presented to Francine Leggett (royal blue blouse), Elementary Administrator of the Year, Principal Webster School District and Jacqueline Saunders, Middle School Administrator of the Year, Assistant Principal Webster SD.




Andy Scott, Region 11 board member, presented to Wayne Kittleberger, director of transportation, Rochester City School District, Essential Service Leader Award, nominated by Bettyjean Callon.

Sean McCabe, principal at Spencerport, presented Kristin Paolini, director of curriculum at Spencerport, with District Level Administrator award.

Tracie Czebatol, received the middle school administrator award.



The Friend of Education award was presented to the Monroe County Sheriffs Office. Chief Michael Fowler accepted on behalf of the department.






Regional Structure

SAANYS’ Region 11 executive committee serves members in Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne, and Yates counties. Under the leadership of the regional chairperson, elected committee members provide collegial support for administrators and administrative units in the region. Your regional representatives are your local contact for state-level representation and coordination of services.

Region 11  Contacts

Name: Joseph Pustulka
Title: Board Member / Regional Chair
Phone: (585) 216-0201

Name: Gary Manuse
Title: Board Member / Regional Vice Chair
Phone: (585) 617-2723

Name: Cheryl Bamford Conte
Title: Regional Representative
Phone: (315) 986-8596

Name: William MacKenzie
Title: Regional Representative
Phone: (585) 381-4942

Name: Mark Turner
Title: Regional Representative
Phone: (585) 787-0312

Name: Andy Scott
Title: Government Relations Committee

Name: Cynthia Lembo
Title: Awards Chair

Name: Larry Federman
Title: Treasurer
Phone: 585-377-4660

Name: W. Bruce Gorman
Title: Retiree Advisory Board 
Phone: 585-244-2387 

Name: Eric Windover
Title: Secretary 
Phone:  585-889-6227

City of Rochester Contacts

Name: Timothy Cliby
Title: Board Member
Phone: (585) 506-5272

Name: Rebecca Boyle
Title: Government Relations Committee Member

Name: Coretta Bridges
Title: Government Relations Committee

Name: Paul Lindsley
Title: Retiree Advisory Board Member
Phone: (585) 752-6276