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Appreciation Award

Congratulations to Michael P. Nagler, Ed. D., Superintendent of Schools, Mineola UFSD, who was selected to receive The Council’s Appreciation Award. The award was established to recognize an active member’s efforts on behalf of The Council and its initiatives.

Michael has provided support and guidance over several years to The Council including creating presentations on innovative technology solutions for educational leaders at both our Fall Leadership Summit and Winter Institute throughout the years.

He has also presented at several LEAF programs including the Financial Leadership Workshops and facilitating roundtables for the New Superintendent Institute workshops. 

He was also part of the original team of superintendents who guided the development of The Council’s newly formed conference committee attending meetings and providing innovative ideas that have been implemented over the past 1 ½ years.

He currently serves as a member of The Council’s House of Delegates and was instrumental in developing and presiding over a Game Changing session at the 2017 Fall Leadership Summit giving new opportunities for members to connect with strategic partners. He has also written articles for The Councilgram newsletter.

This year’s award is sponsored by our Premier Diamond Partner SEI Design Group and was presented at the 2018 Winter Institute & Lobby Day.

The Selection Process

The Appreciation Award is given in recognition of an active members' efforts on behalf of The Council and its initiatives. Individuals can be nominated by a colleague in the field of education or by an active member of The Council. The award is given at our Winter Institute each year.

Nomination letters are written by members or staff of The Council and sent in 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.

For a complete list of past award winners, please go here!

If you would like to nominate a candidate for the Appreciation Award, complete the Award Nomination Form or email Deidre Hungerford, Associate Director for Business Development, at by January 3, 2019 with your recommendation. For more information, you can call also Deidre at (518) 694-4885.