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TEDxRochester - Ralph Spezio - 11/01/10

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Published on Jan 13, 2011

Ralph Neil Spezio served for 33 years in the Rochester City School District as teacher, curriculum specialist, vice principal and principal. As principal of Enrico Fermi School No. 17, Mr. Spezio received numerous awards for entrepreneurial leadership and community service, including citations from parent and community groups, professional associations, business associations, and local and state government leaders.

While principal of School No.17, Mr. Spezio became a founding member of the Coalition to Prevent Lead Poisoning. The work of this coalition recently earned the EPA's Environmental Justice Achievement Award and the Rochester Area Community Foundation's Ames-Amzalak Award for Nonprofit Excellence.

Upon retiring as Principal, Mr. Spezio served eight years as Senior Associate/Community Liaison in the University of Rochester Medical Center's Department of Community and Preventive Medicine and will be receiving his doctoral degree in May of 2011.

About TEDx, x = independently organized event

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event.

The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized. (Subject to certain rules and regulations.)

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