FOR RELEASE: April 17, 2017
CONTACT: David Albert
Seneca Falls School Board Member Heather Zellers is the 2017 recipient of the New York State School Boards Association Champion for Change Award.
The Champion for Change Award is presented annually to a current school board member who, in the judgment of the NYSSBA Awards Committee, should be recognized for innovative and ethical leadership that has brought about ground-breaking improvements in school district programs and operations.
"This year, NYSSBA is recognizing an innovative and effective first-term elected school board member and Zellers fulfills this criteria with her dedication and leadership in education," said NYSSBA President Susan Bergtraum.
Zellers serves on her district's Personnel and Scholarship committees, and regularly attends meetings of other committees to stay informed. She is actively involved in initiatives to launch a district newsletter and create an educational foundation, and she is extremely well-prepared for board meetings, according to Superintendent Robert McKeveny.
Zellers is also the legislative chair for the Four County School Boards Association and has been active in a wide variety of regional groups, including the Chamber of Commerce. "She is an excellent ambassador and advocate for public education," McKeveny said.
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