Headmaster’s Ball: An Evening Of Elegance

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Kathleen Walsh

All Saints Regional Catholic School in Glen Cove will hold its annual Headmaster’s Ball on Saturday, Feb. 3, beginning at 7 p.m. The event will be held at Jericho Terrace in Mineola. This event is significant, as it recognizes individuals who have demonstrated a concerted effort in promoting Catholic school education. This year, the following individuals will be honored for their dedication and determination to this cause: Kathleen Walsh, superintendent of schools for the Diocese of Rockville Centre; Cantalicio Gamarra, coordinator of the Hispanic community at St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove; and Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Dickson.

Walsh, an educator for more than 30 years, has served since 2015 as Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s Department of Education. Previously, she served as teacher, principal and assistant superintendent for a variety of public, private and Catholic schools on Long Island and in New York City. She earned her doctorate in school administration and instructional leadership, a master’s degree in library science, a master’s degree in curriculum and training and a bachelor’s degree in child study and speech. These degrees were all awarded from Catholic institutions of higher learning, including St. Joseph’s, Fordham, College of New Rochelle and St. John’s University. In her current position, she oversees 43 parish and regional schools and three diocesan high schools, and interacts with four independent elementary schools, two parish high schools and five independent high schools in the Diocese of Rockville Centre, which, together, are responsible for educating approximately 16,600 elementary school students and 11,700 high school students.

Cantalicio Gamarra

Cantalicio Gamarra is the coordinator of the Hispanic community at St. Patrick’s Church in Glen Cove. Originally from Paraguay, Gamarra coordinates the more than 20 different national groups in the Hispanic community and has assumed greater responsibility for the parish through various initiatives to raise funds and improve the facilities. Gamarra has arranged a sister school project with two schools in Paraguay whereby All Saints students donate school supplies and coats. Gamarra has been named as an honoree because of his generous and extensive efforts over the last five years to recruit students from the Hispanic community at St. Patrick’s, who historically have been underrepresented in the school even though it is a relatively old and established community in Glen Cove.

Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Dickson

Mr. and Mrs. Bradford Dickson are the proud parents of three All Saints Regional School alumni. They have been active on the board and Family Fundraising Association for many years. They are strong supporters of Catholic education, as demonstrated by their active involvement in Tomorrow’s Hope Foundation and other fundraising activities which support Catholic schools.

All are welcome to join in the celebration of these exceptional honorees. For more information or to purchase tickets, email
asrheadmasterball@gmail.com.

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