Board of Education
Award for Accomplishment
Our congratulations to this year’s recipients of the Board of Education Award for Accomplishment and our sincere gratitude for their dedication to our students and schools. The recipients were honored at a special recognition ceremony in the High School Auditorium on May 9, 2011. Board of Education President Mr. William Santos and Superintendent of Schools, Ms. Roberta L. Greene presented the honorees with a plaque.
Since 1982, the Washingtonville Central School District Board of Education has recognized staff members, students, and residents for their contributions to the district through its Award for Accomplishment. The award is given to those individuals who accept demanding challenges and set new and higher standards of dedication and accomplishment in achieving the school district's mission, goals and objectives.
Please read the nomations submitted for the awardees below.
Mrs. Valerie Davey
Teaching Assistant and Volunteer, Little Britain Elementary School
Submitted by Christine Frisbee on behalf of the Little Britain PTO Executive Board.
"When your child enters a school it is natural that the school will be an integral part of your life while you are there. There will be opportunities to volunteer, attend events and participate in the place your child spends most of his day. For most parents the time spent volunteering at school ends when your child starts the next journey in his life. This is not the case for Valerie Davey.
Mr. Mann was nominated by Elizabeth Mann and the faculty and staff of the
"On behalf of Elizabeth Mann and the entire faculty and staff in the Washingtonville High School, we would like to nominate Michael Mann for the Board of Education Award for Accomplishment. Mike has been employed as a custodian in our district for 34 years, exclusively in the High School.
Mrs. Salka was nominated by Cary Maurya, a parent of two of Mrs. Salka's sign language students.
"As a parent of 2 children that have been in the Sign Language Club at Round Hill Elementary School for many years (my daughter has done it K- 4th and my son has done It Pre K-1st). I feel that Dawn Salka is most deserving of this recognition. Dawn does the sign language club for both Round Hill and Taft on a total volunteer basis.