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Monday, February 03, 2014

Education Hero: Helen Caulfield Spiro, Academy of the Holy Names

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Throughout the year, Le Moyne College will recognize a secondary school partner who is deeply committed to improving educational opportunities for the students they serve. These “heroes,” along with their colleagues, work as tireless advocates to create solutions that provide their students with a chance at a first-class education.

We are pleased to honor Helen Caulfield Spiro, Le Moyne College class of 1982, as our latest Education Hero. Helen works as director of college counseling at the Academy of the Holy Names in Albany, N.Y.

Helen credits her experience at Le Moyne for giving her the foundation and self confidence she needed to embark on a career that has proven to be rewarding in so many ways. "As a student advocate I truly enjoy going to work each and every day. I look forward to working with amazing young women (teenagers), guiding them and their families through the college search and application process. I often tell people 'I have the best job in the world.' My goal each day is to have a positive impact on a young person’s life.”

While at Le Moyne, Helen was a member of the orientation committee and a class rep on the Le Moyne Student Planning Board. From 1983 to 1990 she taught chemistry, comparative anatomy and other science course at Holy Names, as well as coaching varsity cheerleading and softball. She served as associate director of admissions at Siena College from 1990 to 1999, and received her Masters' in school counseling in 1996. She returning to Holy Names in her current role in 2003.

Congratulations Helen for all that you do to make a difference in the lives of so many young people.


comment By Debbie Crough Krawczyk '82 @ Tuesday, February 11, 2014 5:26 AM
Way to go Hellen!

comment By Lauren Fiacco '84 @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 4:12 PM

It is so terrific to read this story in the Le Moyne news! I will never forget how wonderful you were to all of us in the Class of 1984. Well deserved and much continued success.


comment By patricia @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:14 PM
congrats.. Big Sis.. well deserved!

comment By Annemarie McGarry @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 5:35 PM
Congratulations Helen!!! I have so many wonderful memories with you as teacher and friend.

comment By Theresa @ Tuesday, February 25, 2014 10:11 PM
I was fortunate to have Mrs. Spiro as my Chemistry and Health teacher...but the best part is that she is my "big" sister...she is not only a wonderful teacher but a truly awesome person...so deserving of this recognition!
Love you~

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