The Star Beacon (Ashtabula, OH)
April 14, 2013
ASHTABULA — The Ohio School Boards Association (OSBA) annually recognizes board members for their commitment to learning and leadership with the Award of Achievement program and the Master Board Member Award. The most recent recognition dinner took place on March 6 at Copley Fairlawn High School.
OSBA’s annual Award of Achievement program recognizes Ohio public school board members who work hard to become better board members. They earn credits toward the award by enrolling and participating in workshops and conferences, volunteering for service to their association and working on behalf of their own board.
The Award of Achievement is a special honor and distinction available only to Ohio school board members. The Master Board Member Award, a lifetime distinction, is given to those leaders who earn 300 Award of Achievement credits over a four-year period.
This year, the OSBA presented six awards.
Of the more than 3,381 board members in Ohio, only 77 will receive the Award of Achievement and six the Master Board Member Award in 2013.
Christine Seuffert, Ashtabula Area City School (AACS) Board of Education president, received her second Award of Achievement and the Master Board Member Award at the recent Northeast OSBA Spring Conference held at Copley High School.
Receiving her third Award of Achievement was Jacqueline Hillyer, president of the Buckeye Local School Board, president and member of the Northeast Region Ohio School Boards Association Executive Committee.