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2019 Rockville Centre Education Foundation Gala

Cherry Valley Club 7pm, Saturday, April 6th, 2019  

The Gala is RVC Education Foundation's  major fundraiser. It is what our community is all about. Volunteers devote countless hours of their time, and local merchants support the effort with gifts and donations.

Rockville Centre Education Foundation Gala

Every year, our community comes together to celebrate
and invest in Rockville Centre's greatest asset,
our children. 

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2019 Gala Honorees



Katie Schumacher is on a mission to empower children and adults to use technology with good intent

by providing guidelines and strategies. Katie is a Rockville Centre resident and founder of the Don’t

Press Send Campaign and has presented her Education in Cyber Civics program to students and

parents in our schools and throughout our community. She is a member of the Drug and Alcohol

Taskforce and supportive of the RVC Youth Council. The Don’t Press Send campaign's message of

positive reform has its roots in the Rockville Centre School District and has spread beyond our small

community through her book, app and presentations.

Katie Schumacher

Photo Credit: Michelle James, The Artfull Image​



Dan LaManna & Ryan Bockelmann 

Photo Credit: Michelle James, The Artfull Image​

Ryan Bockelmann and Dan LaManna are technology teachers at South Side Middle School and club advisors for the Robotics and Technology Clubs. Starting with a handful of interested students and initial funding from the Education Foundation, the SSMS Robotics Club has attracted an overwhelming response of enthusiastic students year after year. Robotics has become a highly visible part of the technology program at SSMS and they are most proud of how the technology culture has grown. They plan to continue to work together to research the newest technologies, machines, tools and strategies for students in the Rockville Centre School District.

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