Longwood School Board President Daniel Tomaszewski Honored as NYSSBA Advocate of the Year

FOR RELEASE:  March 21, 2014

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Daniel Tomaszewski, president of the Longwood Central School District Board of Education, has been named Advocate of the Year by the New York State School Boards Association for his longstanding dedication to public education and his tireless efforts on behalf of students. The award was presented to Tomaszewski at the Association’s Capital Conference in Albany.

"Tomaszewski’s name has become synonymous with both advocacy and Longwood.  Over the past 10 years, he has made it his mission to develop relationships with their six state legislators to advocate for public education," said David Little, NYSSBA director of government relations.

Little cited Tomaszewski’s attendance at workshops sponsored by NYSSBA, Nassau-Suffolk School Boards Association and the Suffolk County School Superintendents Association. He noted that Tomaszewski networks with board members throughout Long Island and the state.

"He is recognized as a public education advocate not only by the Longwood community, but by board members throughout the state, and by state and local elected officials," added Little.

"Our community recognizes Dan as the face of Longwood," said Dr. Michael R. Lonergan, superintendent of the Longwood Central School District. "I believe our elected officials understand that he is much more…the face of an advocate for public education in New York State.”

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The New York State School Boards Association represents more than 650 school boards and more than 5,000 school board members in New York. NYSSBA provides advocacy, training, and information to school boards in support of their mission to govern the state's public schools.

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