2018 NYSAEOP Award Recipients

2018 NYSAEOP Administrator of the Year

Carolyn Rabidoux, Director of Student Services Brighton Central School District


Mrs. Carolyn Rabidoux began her career in education in 1984 as a teacher at Hillel Community Day School. In 1987, she started in the Rush Henrietta School District as a reading and special education teacher. In 2007, she began at French Road Elementary School in the Brighton Central School District as Assistant Principal and she began her current position as Director of Student Services in 2012.

Cathy Dudley, CEOE, stated in her nomination packet: “Mrs. Rabidoux leads by example. She encourages people to voice their opinions to advocate for a child’s needs, even if it is not a popular one. Her door is always open to staff and the community. She doesn’t hesitate to try something new. She is very collaborative and her willingness to embrace change is phenomenal. She is 100% in support of professional development for the clerical staff and encourages us to take classes and workshops; she wants us to learn and grow.”

Mrs. Rabidoux resides in Honeoye Falls, NYS with her husband Greg, who is Director of Manufacturing at Carestream Health. They have three children - Eric, who lives in Brooklyn; Adam, who is in medical school in Mississippi; and Teeva, who works in Rochester. They also have two dogs.

2018 NYSAEOP Office Professional of the Year

Kathie Jarvis, CEOE


Kathie began her career in the education field in 1989 when she began working as a substitute teacher aide for the Amherst Central School District. She became a permanent teacher aide at Amherst Middle School in 1992. From 1988 to 2004, she worked in many substitute positions (teacher aide, monitor, clerical, teacher) for the Amherst Central School District. In August 2004, she began at Sweet Home Central School District, working as a Clerk Typist in the District Office. In September 2005, she moved to the Human Resources Department as a Senior Clerk Typist, and then in September 2011, she moved to the Building and Grounds Department, where she is currently the Administrative Assistant for the department.


Kathie was very active in her county association, the Erie County Asociation of Educational Office Professionals (ECAEOP), and held many leadership positions in the association, including President from September 2009 through August 2012. In 2013, she was named ECAEOP Office Professional of the Year. She has been a member of NYSAEOP since 2006 and has served on the NYSAEOP Board since 2011.


Kathie resides in Williamsville, NY. She has two children. Her daughter Danielle is an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology in California, Her son David works for London Stock Exchange (Buffalo) and is married to Kate, a talented clarinetist who is currently pursuing an MBA. Kathie loves to dance and currently takes classes in hip-hop, jazz, tap, ballet, and lyrical. In 2011 she took up running and has completed 26 half marathons.

2018 NYSAEOP Isabel M. Paddock Student Scholarship Recipient

Alyssa Kinney


Alyssa lives in Apalachin, NY and graduated from Owego Free Academy. She played on the tennis team for 3 years and served as captain. She was co-president of SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions).


Alyssa has been a student tutor and was involved with the school musicals building sets. She was on the high honor roll and a member of the National Honor Society. She also completed an Associate’s degree at Cortland Tompkins Community College while still in high school. Outside of school, she was involved with CASA trinity. She is attending SUNY Albany majoring in Business Administration. She wants to go to law school after graduation to become a corporate lawyer. Alyssa was nominated by Mary Kucharek and BTAEOP. 

2018 NYSAEOP Shirley J. Massino Students with Disabilities Scholarship Recipient

Rashmika VanRensselaer


Rashmika lives in Westfield, NY and graduated from Westfield Academy and Central School. She attended the Erie 2 BOCES LoGuidice Educational Center in the Cosmetology Program. She interned at the Main Street Hair Salon and Company.


During high school, she volunteered with Key Club, Relay for Life, Walk for Paws, and Dreams (a program to assist disabled adults). She is a talented figure skater who enjoys teaching children the art of skating. She was on the honor roll. She will be attending the Paul Mitchell School in Schenectady this fall. Rashmika was nominated by Wendy Heslink at Hamburg CSD.

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