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Show of Love: General Information

What: The Show of Love is an assembly program that specializes in character education for schools. Although respect and kindness are the main objectives, civility and responsibility are constantly highlighted as we continually strive to stop the hurt. Many different presentations are offered for students in grades kindergarten through twelfth and have been presented at thousands of schools over the past fifteen years.

Who: Joe Trionfero is a professional entertainer who has transformed himself into a motivational speaker for schools, conferences and businesses over the past twenty five years. The father of five children, Joe was born in Oswego New York and currently resides in Baldwinsville, New York with his wife Denise. Joe's secret to his success is his trademark style of high energy and enthusiasm combined with his down to earth personality.

How: Audience participation is the main stay of all Show of Love presentations. They are entertaining, enthusiastic and inspiring but, it is the involvement of the audience that makes them work. Combine this with a mix of music, fun and competition, and they captivate the attention of people of all ages. This style works for ten people in a class room or a thousand people at a conference as it engages participants without embarrassing them.

Why: All of the Show of Love presentations were designed to enhance the Character Education Plan of your school while at the same time pursuing our personal goal of activating The Golden Rule. Ultimately it is our hope to stop the senseless hurting that kids do to one another. During the course of these presentations we also show the benefit of teamwork cooperation and community. The key areas we address are:

  • Respect
  • Responsibility
  • Civility
  • Empathy
  • Communication
  • Conflict resolution
  • Violence Intervention
  • Bully prevention
  • Anger management
  • Appreciating differences

Show of Love: Details

All presentations:
  • Are 45 minutes long
  • Are geared toward kindergarten through twelfth grade
  • Are for schools, conferences and conventions
  • Meet BOCES Art Standards #1 and #3
  • Have complete p.a. system provided
We have been funded by a variety of sources such as:
  • BOCES (Arts In Education)
  • Title 1 & 4 funds
  • Drug Free school grants
  • S.A.V.E. Legislation funds
  • No Child Left Behind (violence/ bully prevention grants)
  • Parents Organizations (PTA OR PTO)
  • Anti smoking settlement money
  • Corporate Sponsorship

Show titles and recommended order

"Put Yourself in Their Shoes"
Understanding others through empathy and communication skills

The Character Education Contest
Respect, Responsibility, and the School Rules…In their own words

Stop the Hurt
Anger management and violence intervention though personal responsibility


Phyllis PriceCasey Park E.S. Auburn, N.Y.315-255-8764
Doris MclallenAlexandria E.S. Alexandria Bay, N.Y.315-482-9971
Diana DuellNazareth Hall Rochchester, N.Y.585-458-3786
John SardellaDonlin Dr. E.S. Liverpool, N.Y. 315-453 0249
Mary Ward Minoa E.S. East Syracuse, N.Y.315-656-7222
Kim DuncanR. Mann E.S. Walworth, N.Y.315-986-3521
Rebecca StoneWilson E.S. Adams, N.Y.315-583-5418
Kevin WalbridgeSalmon River E.S. Fort Covington315-358-9503
Frances LapagliaBarringer Road E.S. Ilion, N.Y.315-894-8420
Linda KriegerArmstrong E.S. Rochchester, N.Y.585-247-3190
Greg HunterWeedsport E.S. Weedsport, N.Y.315-834-6685
Larry ThomasAppleby E.S. Marathon, N.Y.607-849-3281
Carol NolanTioga Hills E.S. Appalachin, N.Y.607-757-2366
Mike KennistonGranville, N.Y. Granville, N.Y.518-642-9357
Anita JamesCentral Square Intermediate School315-668-4229
Melinda WaldronMenands E.S. M.S. Menands, N.Y.518-465-4561
Gary GuidiciUnidilla E.S. Unidilla, N.Y.607-369-6200
Katie O'BrienDuanseburg E.S. Delanson, N.Y.518-895-2580
Christine MizroKelley School Newark, N.Y.315-332-3321
Mary WagnerGreen Meadows E.S. Castleton, N.Y.518-477-6422
Heidi BonacquistSlingerlands E.S. Demar, N.Y.518-439-7681
Melanie MonacelliAlden Primary Alden, N.Y.716-937-9116
Elizibeth WoodShaker Road E.S. Loudenville, N.Y.518-458-1440
Thomas SandsWatervliet E.S. Watervliet, N.Y.518-273-4782
Jan BarkerFabius Pompey E.S. Fabius, N.Y.315-683-5857
Sue HirstHastings Mallory E.S.315-638-5857
Mike LanningBeecher E.S. Elmira, N.Y.607-735-3500
Mark DunnHughs E.S. New Hardford N.Y.315-738-9350
Art PerryAlbany St. E.S. Utica, N.Y.315-792-2150
Susan GetnickFort Stanwix E.S. Rome, N.Y.315-338-5380
Barry GuinnOnondaga Rd. E.S. Syr., N.Y.315-487-4653
Tamara IvanChenango Bridge E.S.607-648-4166
Wendy DoyleBorder City Multi Age School315-789-6555
Dawn LippertFire Island E.S. Ocean Beach, N.Y.631-583-5626
Gary GuidiciUnidilla E.S. Unidilla, N.Y.607-369-6200
Barbara UlitskyW.B. Howard E.S.518-794-8554

Show of Love: Middle School References

Miryam Matulic-keller Victor Jr. H.S. Victor, N.Y. 585-924-3252
Bob Honcharski Camillus M.S. Camillus, N.Y. 315-672-3159
Danielle Mahoney Kenny Middle school Hannibal, N.Y. 315-564-7910
Mike Warden Heuvelton Jr. H.S. Heuvelton, N.Y. 315-344-2414
Jody Monroe Stillwater Jr. H.S. Stillwater, N.Y. 518-373-6100
Roger Brown Unitego Middle School Otego, N.Y. 607-988-5001
Joe Damato W. Seneca East Middle school 716-677-3533
Don Whitney Case Jr. H.S. Watertown, N.Y. 315-785-3870
Brian Wiesinger Iroquois Middle school Elma, N.Y. 716-652-3000
Stuart Byrne Maple Avenue M.S. Saratoga, N.Y. 518-587-4551
Don Germain O'rourke M.S. Burnt Hills N.Y. 518-399-1625
Patrick Collier C.S. Driver M.S. Marcellus, N.Y. 315-673-0219
Garcia Reed Honeoye Falls, N.Y. 585-624-7100
Leslie Wehner Burger M.S. W. Henrietta, N.Y 585-359-5308
Mae Lane Brentwood N.M.S. Brentwood N.Y. 631-434-2356
Shawn Llewellyn Merrick Ave. M.S. Merrick, N.Y. 516-992-1202
Ric RippaStrough M.S. Rome, N.Y.315-338-5200
Jody Monroe Stillwater M.S. Stillwater, N.Y.518-373-6100
Michael CringCooperstown M.S.607-547-5512
Carrie FrenchNorwood-Norfolk M.S.315-353-6674
Joseph RuddyMadrid Waddington M.S.315-322-5634
John BoogaardNorth Rose Wolcott M.S.315-594-3115
John GalloSchalmont Middle School518-355-6110
Diane GalsterPhoenix M.S. Phoenix, N.Y.315-695-1521

Show of Love: High School References

Trish PlataMcGraw H.S. McGraw, N.Y. 607-836-3600
Fred Marcel Berne Knox Westerlo H.S. 518-872-1482
Leone Schermerhorn Morris H.S. Morris, N.Y. 607-263-6100
Lynn Roy Brasher Falls H.S. Brasher Falls, N.Y. 315-389-5131
Kirsten Demento Watervliet H.S. Watervliet, N.Y. 518-629-3200
Dan Severson Cambridge H.S. Cambridge, N.Y. 518-677-8527
Mike Chirco Dundee H.S. Dundee, N.Y. 607-243-5534
Jim McLaughlin Phoenix H.S. Phoenix, N.Y. 315-695-1631
Colleen GomesAverill Park H.S.518-674-7015
Keith MathewsPenn Yan Acadamy (H.S.)315-536-4408

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