Vivanne Saba, who joined the CBA family in September of 1991, will retire after this year.
Saba has taught all levels of Spanish from 8th grade through the Advanced Placement courses. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Education from SUNY at Cortland and completed graduate studies in Spanish from Syracuse University, and graduate studies in French from the University of Neuchatel in Neuchatel, Switzerland.
Outside of the classroom, Saba has been involved in the CBA community through her roles as a Middle States Coordinator, Chairperson of the World Language Department, Moderator of the Salsa Club and coordinator of student European trips. In 2011, she was the recipient of the very prestigious International Educator of the Year Award from the Members of the International Center of Syracuse.
Saba was nominated by her colleagues and was presented with Lasallian Educator of the Year award for the 2016-17 school year.
In addition, to receiving the Lasallian Educator of the Year Award, Senator John Defrancisco ’64 presented Saba with the New York State Senate Teacher of Excellence Award. The New York State Senate Teachers of Excellence Award recognizes and honors those teachers who make a difference in the community.
In her spare time, Saba likes to spend time with family, travel, attend plays, shows and concerts and enjoys discovering new restaurants.
Saba and her husband of 40 years, Mike, have a son, Elias, and a daughter, Suzanne. The other loves of her life are her nieces, Vivianne and Jiji, and their children, Jack and Tucker, and twins JP and Maya.