School Board Members Honored For NYSSBA Achievement

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South Colonie Board of Education member James “Tim” Ryan and Vice President Rose Gigliello are honored by Board President Ed Sim (far left) and Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner (far right).

Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner and Board of Education President Ed Sim recognized three South Colonie school board members on Oct. 22 for earning New York State School Boards Association (NYSSBA) achievement awards recently.

Neil Johanning and James “Tim” Ryan both earned a NYSSBA Lifetime Achievement Award for achieving 500 lifetime points. Board Vice President Rose Gigliello earned a NYSSBA Mastery Award for achieving 250 lifetime points.

The NYSSBA points program is designed to recognize extensive time and effort for school board members who strive to continually expand their governance knowledge and skills. Members qualify for recognition by participating in NYSSBA developmental activities such as the Board Officers Academy, the annual convention, conferences, regional workshops, or district-level custom improvement programs.

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South Colonie Board of Education member Neil Johanning is honored.