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Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women & Minorities

Congratulations to Garvin P. Romane, The 2017 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women and Minorities Recipient.

Garvin P. Romane, Department Head of Speech & Hearing, Brentwood UFSD was selected as the recipient of the 2017 Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women and Minorities at The Council's Winter Institute.

 "I am impressed with Garvin's solid clinical experience and the firm understanding of the needs of both students and professionals, especially those involved in Speech Therapy", His superintendent Dr. Levi McIntyre said.

Garvin is currently the Department Head of Speech & Hearing in the Brentwood UFSD which serves approximately 2,000 students mandated for related services. He previously served as the Manager of Speech and Language Therapy for the New York City Department of Education. He is currently pursuing his Doctorate in Lanuage, Literacy, and Learning at Fordham University.

The Selection Process

The Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship for Women and Minorities, formerly the Pathways to Leadership scholarship, was renamed to honor Dr. Mary Barter as the first female president of The Council.  

Typically, one scholarship is awarded annually at our Winter Institute and serves to promote and inspire women and/or minorities interested in the field of leadership. It is awarded in the amount of $2,000 to a nominated women and/or minority enrolled in a graduate study program through which the School District Administator or Doctoral Degree may be awarded.

Applicants must be nominated by an active superintendent of The Council and send a completed nomination form to Council offices early December. Candidates are responsible for sending all required documentation for the award.

The Dr. Mary Barter Scholarship Committee, composed of active superintendents, screens all applications against selection criteria and reviews credentials for selection of one candidate in January of each year.

If you would like to nominate a candidate for the 2018 scholarship, please contact Deidre Hungerford, Assistant Director for Business Development, at deidre@nyscoss.org. You can also click on the  Download Nomination form - 2017.pdf to nominate an individual.