New York State School Boards Association

Anthony Iadevaio of Valley Stream School District 24 wins State School Boards’ highest award

FOR RELEASE:  September 3, 2013

CONTACT: Al Marlin
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Anthony Iadevaio Anthony Iadevaio, a member of the Valley Stream School District 24 Board of Education, is the 2013 winner of the New York State School Boards Association’s top award for school board service.

Iadevaio, who has been a school member since 1980, will receive the 2013 Everett R. Dyer Award for Distinguished School Board Service. NYSSBA President Thomas Nespeca will present him with the award on Friday, Oct. 25, at the Association’s Annual Convention in Rochester.

“Tony is a deserving recipient of this award,” said Nespeca. “He has provided outstanding leadership to school boards and students at the local, state and federal levels. He has a powerful command of school board issues.”  Iadevaio has served as board president six times. He has chaired the finance, education, personnel, policy and legislative committees. 

In addition,  he has also been a member of the Valley Stream Central High School District’s board of education for the past 29 years and has served as its president five times.  He received the SCOPE Award for Excellence in School Board Service.

Iadevaio, a resident of Valley Stream for nearly 50 years, has been active in his community. He has been recognized for his community service by the Nassau County Legislature.

He served on Valley Stream’s architectural review board and traffic advisory board. As the village park commissioner he developed youth and senior citizen programs.  He coached and managed youth baseball teams for the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1790 for more than two decades. He served as the longest running president of the Valley Stream Mail League Baseball Board.

The NYSSBA Distinguished Service Award is presented each year to one current or former school board member among the thousands in the state who has done the most for public education and the children of his or her community. It is the highest tribute NYSSBA bestows upon a school board member.


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