Albina Cannavaciolo Award



Award Recipient

2023Matthew Donnelly
Linda Cervone
Wendy Adamczyk


(Nominations by ATOMIC Members only)

The Albina ‘Bean’ Cannavaciolo Award is presented at the ATOMIC Business Meeting held during the annual conference.  The recipient must reflect the essence of Albina, exhibiting outstanding commitment and successful service to students and the education community for grades 9-12.


Albina taught Middle and High School Mathematics for 35 years at Hamden Hall Country Day School in Hamden CT.  During her tenure, she coached the MATH COUNTS Team, mentored New mathematics teachers, made more than 400 presentations throughout the United States and Canada on ways to help motivate math students, and supervised student teachers from local colleges.  In addition to her work in school, she has been the President of ATOMIC, General Chair and Program Chair of ATMNE Conferences, on the Board of Directors of NCTM, a member of the Education Advisory Panel of Albertus Magnus College, and served her community at large through the Boys and Girls Club, Mayflower Society of North Haven, Hospital of St. Raphael and Yale New Haven Hospital Auxiliary.

Albina has been the recipient of a number of awards including the Gold Ring Award by the Boys and Girls Alumni, the Albertus Alumni Association’s Award for Loyalty and Service to the College, and the ATOMIC Robert Rosenbaum Award.

The recipient of the Albina Cannavaciolo award should exemplify the following characteristics:  

  • teach mathematics in grades 9 -12.
  • work as a mentor to both students and teachers.
  • work to improve the mathematics community.
  • consistently help build numerical fluency, problem solving, creativity, reasoning, perseverance, and love for mathematics for the students in their classroom.
  • work collaboratively with other educators to improve mathematical skills and concepts for their own students as well as students in their building, district, or other organizations.
The recipient of this award will receive a $500 stipend to be spent for their classroom.

    If you are an ATOMIC Member, you may NOMINATE a colleague.

    This award will be presented at the next ATOMIC Conference.


    The ATOMIC Mission is to ensure that every Connecticut student receives world-class education in mathematics by providing vision, leadership and support to the K-16 mathematics community and by providing every teacher of mathematics the opportunity to grow professionally.

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