New York State School Boards Association

Puccio receives Dyer Award

On Board Online • November 1, 2010

Paul Puccio, a member of the Schodack, Questar III BOCES and Tech Valley High School boards, was named the 2010 winner of the Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service during Convention.

“One thing that has been made clear by his colleagues on all three boards is Paul’s consistent leadership,” said NYSSBA President Florence Johnson Oct. 21.  “His leadership and work on behalf of children is truly outstanding. He is a role model for other board members and a consummate advocate for the value of public education.”

First elected in 1980, Puccio has served on the Schodack board for 30 years. He spent 10 years as president of the school board and now serves on the district’s negotiations and communications committees. He has been a member of the Questar III BOCES board for 11 years and currently chairs the board’s audit committee.

Puccio is also the first president of Tech Valley High School, a nationally-recognized school that emphasizes teaching 21st Century skills in a project-based learning environment.

In addition to his school board service, Puccio has been active in the Castleton and Schodack communities and currently serves on the Town of Schodack Planning Board.

The Dyer Award is the highest tribute NYSSBA bestows upon a school board member.

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