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Friend of The Council Award

Dr. Elaine Zseller Selected as the 2016 Friend of the Council

Dr. Elaine Zseller, Supervisor in the Strategic Initiatives at Nassau BOCES was selected to receive the Friend of The Council.

This award is given every year in recognition of a non-member’s contribution to The Council and the field of education. The Friend of The Council Award was  presented at our 2016 Winter Institute.

Bill Johnson, Superintendent of Rockville Centre and Chair of The Council's Distinguished Service Committee, The Council's President, Maureen Donahue presented the award to Dr. Elaine Zseller along with Steven Thesier, Associate at Premier Silver Partner BCK-IBI Group.

The Selection Process

The Friend of The Council Award was created in 1996 and is presented at our Winter Institute each year. Nomination letters are written by members or by staff of The Council and sent by the first week of January, prior to the Winter Institute, for inclusion in the selection process.The Distinguished Service Committee, composed of current Council presidents and past presidents who are active superintendents, makes the final selection.

Read the list of past Friend of The Council award winners list here

If you would like to nominate a candidate for The Friend of The Council, complete the Award Nomination Form or email Deidre Hungerford, Assistant Director for Business Development at deidre@nyscoss.org by January 3, 2017 with your recommendation. You can also call Deidre at (518) 694-4885 for more information.