Waterville School Board President Russell Stewart Honored as NYSSBA Advocate of the Year

FOR RELEASE:  March 21, 2014

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Russell Stewart, president of the Waterville Board of Education, has been named an Advocate of the Year by the New York State School Boards Association for his service and dedication to public education. The award was presented to Stewart at the Association’s Capital Conference in Albany.

"Stewart has been an effective leader in advocacy efforts on a local, regional, state and national level for the past 28 years," said David Little, NYSSBA director of government relations. "He is always seeking ways to make himself a better advocate."

Stewart has served on the Waterville and Oneida-Herkimer-Madison BOCES School Boards and the Oneida-Madison-Herkimer School Boards Institute.  In addition, Stewart has also served as a member of the National School Boards Association's National Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC.

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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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