B-P announces second-quarter Successories winners

Congratulations to the second quarter Successories winners for the 2022-23 school year! All Successory winners receive a B-P Yeti travel mug, and one lucky quarterly winner receives a free day off. 

Alex Negrich

Alex Negrich has worked as a computer support specialist for Broadalbin-Perth for nearly seven years. He was nominated by a colleague who thanked him for the many hours he spends assisting others in the district, especially at the high school. 

A B-P alum, Negrich says he definitely knows the ins and outs of the schools more than he did as a student. He said his job has given him a greater appreciation of the school community as a whole.

“It feels great to be recognized for the behind-the-scenes work we do to keep the district moving in the right direction,” Negrich said. “I’m fortunate to work closely with the staff everyday, and our small but mighty IT team!”

In addition to a Yeti travel mug, Negrich will receive a free day off to use this school year.


Annalise Romagnoli

Annalise Romagnoli is in her first year as a first-grade teacher at BPES, and she says she couldn’t be happier with where she works. She says she appreciates the support systems and friendly faces that she has met over the course of the year. 

“Everyone at the elementary school has welcomed me with open arms,” she said. “I couldn’t be more thankful to work with like-minded individuals who have kind hearts and positive attitudes.”

Romagnoli was nominated by a parent who was grateful for her time and patience working with their son, who is in her class. The nomination read: “Thank you for working your hardest to keep him on track and helping him through first grade!”

Anthony DiMezza

Anthony DiMezza is another teacher who is new to B-P this year, but who is already making a huge impact. DiMezza’s nomination called the high school art teacher “a wonderful addition to the B-P school district” and praised him for offering “genuine support to everyone around him, regardless of the position they may hold… He makes everyone feel that their opinion matters and that it has value.”

The nomination continued: “He has established a classroom atmosphere that is a safe space where all can feel welcome. Some students have even felt that they have found their niche at B-P through participation in his studies and activities that he has created, especially with his Dungeons and Dragons Club and related classes. He is very dedicated in making sure that he, as well as his classroom and resources, are available as much as possible.”

“Being nominated was one of the most heartwarming experiences I have had the privilege to experience,” DiMezza said. “I am grateful for this community and I am further grateful that I have been welcomed into it. I have found a place in which I can be completely myself and a place that pushes me to be better than I was the previous day.”


Tessa Filaberto

Tessa Filiberto joined Broadalbin-Perth in 2021 and is currently the sixth-grade computers teacher at B-P Elementary School. In addition to teaching, Filiberto has taken roles coaching softball and volleyball teams. 

“These students teach me just as much as I teach them,” Filiberto said. “Together, we’re able to overcome our struggles, build relationships, face our fears, navigate our strengths and weaknesses, build communication and empathy skills, and create an environment where we can learn from one another and our mistakes.”

Filiberto’s Successories nomination came from the parent of one of her students: “Ms. Filiberto always goes above and beyond for her students. She was great with helping my son when he had to start school late this year after an accident.”

“I was shocked and honored to have been nominated for this award, especially because work never feels like ‘work,’” Filiberto said. “Being a sixth-grade teacher has given me the most rewarding experience to be a support for students in ways I didn’t know were possible.”


Brian Hayes

Brian Hayes has worked for his alma mater for the past five years, both as an aide in the transportation department and as a sub with the buildings and grounds department.. A volunteer firefighter with the Broadalbin-Kennyetto Fire Company, Hayes says of his job at B-P, “I do it all for the kids.”

His nomination was inspired by the work he does at the elementary school: “Thank you for making sure the walkway is salted by the pre-K entrance, coming in and working on your days off, and helping the bus drivers when they’re short-staffed. You really do more than your job title and it’s time you’re recognized for it!”


Hayes said he was shocked that someone took the time to nominate him for a Successory. “I greatly appreciate the nomination,” he said. “It’s a pleasure to work within this district.”