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Distinguished Service Award

2017 Distinguished Service Award Presented at Celebration of Leadership

The Distinguished Service Award is given in recognition of that one individual who has shown exemplary commitment to public education.

Retired Life Member Dr. Marilyn C. Terranova, former superintendent from Eastchester received The Council’s highest honor for her exemplary standards of educational service and leadership at the Celebration of Leadership on September 24, 2017. You can read Marilyn's remarks here!

The 2017 Distinguished Services Award was sponsored Signature Partner New York Schools Insurance Reciprocal (NYSIR).

The Selection Process

Retired Life Members are eligible to receive The Council’s Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor that The Council can bestow. This award, for which retirees are only eligible, is given in recognition of that one individual who has shown exemplary commitment to public education after retirement. The award is presented at our Celebration of Leadership at our Fall Leadership Summit in September of each year.

Seeking Nominations for 2018

The Council is seeking nomination letters for the 2018 Distinguished Service Award. Nomination letters can be written by members or by staff of The Council and sent by Friday, June 22, 2018 for inclusion in the selection process. The Distinguished Service Committee, composed of current Council presidents and past presidents who are active superintendents, will make final selection over the summer.

Select this link if you would like to review a list of past participants honored with the Distinguished Service Award.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for the 2018 Distinguished Service Award, please complete the   Award Nomination Form or contact Deidre Hungerford, Associate Director for Business Development, at deidre@nyscoss.org. For more information, you can call Deidre at (518) 694-4885.