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Professional Development Scholarships Awarded to ASBO New York Employees

Thursday, June 18, 2020  

NYSIR recently awarded 15 professionals from Association of School Business Officials chapters around the state with individual $1,000 scholarships to help fund their attendance at the 2020-21 ASBO New York School Business Officials Leadership Academy.


The grants were awarded to Michael Conway, Assistant Director of Business at Hicksville Union Free School District (UFSD) in Nassau County; Donald Feldmann, Director of Finance and Plant Services at Sweet Home Central School District (CSD) in Erie County; Jose Formoso, School Business Administrator at Peekskill City SD in Westchester County; Jennifer Gill, Senior Account Clerk at Hancock Central School in Delaware County; Denise Gillis, District Treasurer at Jericho UFSD in Nassau County; Michael Goldberg, Assistant Superintendent for Business at Roosevelt UFSD, also in Nassau County; Jean Gribbins, Senior Manager at Nassau BOCES in Nassau County; and Kevin Liebertz, School Business Administrator at Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES in Westchester County.


Also awarded scholarships were Alvin McDaniel, Assistant Business Official at Roosevelt UFSD in Nassau County; Roseanne Mele, Assistant Superintendent for Business and Personnel at Marlboro CSD in Ulster County; Brian Phillips, Assistant Superintendent for Business at Valley Stream UFSD #30 in Nassau County; Susanna Schwall, District Treasurer at Ellenville CSD in Ulster County; Karen Speenburgh, Senior Account Clerk at Otsego Northern Catskills BOCES in Delaware County; Sydney Wade, School Business Official at Candor CSD in Tioga County; and Dahlia Watts, Director of Finance at Brighton CSD in Monroe County.


NYSIR scholarships provide New York education professionals with training opportunities that permit them to exchange ideas with their peers and learn about career-specific topics ranging from leadership skills to strategic planning and project management.


NYSIR Executive Director Bob Lulley noted that the reciprocal “has a long commitment to partnering with associations across New York to provide development opportunities to education professionals ˗ opportunities that affirm our commitment to each NYSIR member school district.”

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