James E. Allen Award Winners

Dr. James E. Allen served as Deputy Commissioner and Commissioner of Education in New York State for nineteen years and in the Federal Department of Health, Education and Welfare under the Nixon Administration. Throughout his career, he emphasized desegregation and literacy and was an expert in educational finance and fiscal policy. He held more than twenty-five honorary degrees. Dr. Allen died in 1971. This award recognizes and honors outstanding foreign language programs throughout New York State. One school district or school within each of NYSAFLT’s regions can be selected annually for the award. The selection committee takes into account the size of the district, number of languages offered, number of students taking languages, extra-curricular programs, public relations, teacher participation at local and state professional events, etc. One regional winner is named state-wide winner.

Massapequa Public Schools

NYC-Long Island Region and State-wide Winner

Past Winners

New Paltz CSD Mid-Hudson Westchester and statewide

East Irondequoit CSD WNY and statewide

North Tonawanda CSD WNY and statewide

West Genesee CSD (Statewide Winner – Syracuse Region)
Sackets Harbor CSD – Northern Region
Wappingers CSD – Mid-Hudson Region

Chittenango HS – Syracuse Region
Niskayuna CSD – Capital Region
Livonia CSD – Rochester Region
Saugerties CSD – Mid-Hudson Region