School Board Members Receive Accreditation

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The Pennsylvania School Boards Association (PSBA) recently awarded the Master School Board Director recognition to two school board directors across Pennsylvania. Susan Herman, president of the Grove City Area School Board, was one of the recipients of this special distinction.

This recognition is for individual school board directors who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in attaining the goals of effective governance. Individuals who provided Herman letters of reference praised her service as a school board director, noting that she “supports future-focused, leading edge initiatives for student engagement” and that she has “great character” which has “contributed greatly to board governance.”

Michael Faccinetto, president of Bethlehem Area School Board, was the other awardee this year.

The purpose of the Master School Board Director recognition program is to identify school board directors who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments in attaining the goal of effective governance, and meeting the needs of students through service, excellence and equity for all students.

Successful applicants completed a thorough application process through which they provided detail of various areas, including boardsmanship, community engagement and communication, advocacy, and service. Review of applicants occurred anonymously before a panel of past Master School Board Directors and one current superintendent. Herman will be recognized at the annual PASA-PSBA School Leadership Conference, which is to be held in Hershey on Oct. 13-16.

For more information about the Master School Board Director recognition program, contact Lin Carpenter, assistant executive director of Member Services, at lin.carpenter@psba.org or (717) 506-2450, ext. 3304.