Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency Board President Delores G. Myers and Treasurer David W. Webster earned awards from the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) for their efforts to gain leadership skills and demonstrate their commitment to student achievement and their own continuing improvement.
These awards are earned for classes completed in MASB’s leadership training program, as we
ll as for conference attendance, years of service and leadership activities.
Myers received the Master Platinum Award, which required completion of 19 advanced level classes and 813 education credits. Webster received the President’s Award of Recognition, which required completion of 29 advanced level classes and 1,383 education credits.
They were among four other Kalamazoo County school officials to receive MASB awards. Ot
her recipients are: Nancy J. Lenz of Parchment School District, who received the Master Diamond Award for completing 14 advanced level classes and 528 education credits; Randy Van Antwerp, Robert Snyder and Russe
ll Rathburn, all from Portage Public Schools, who all received Level 1 Certification.
School board members operate in a complex environment; many of them stay abreast of trends and issues facing public schools by participating in training and professional development.
According to the MASB, more than 1,000 school board members statewide participated in its professional development program for elected school leaders last year. Collectively, school board members spent about 7,000 hours attending board training courses in the traditional classroom setting, and another 864 hours in the online setting.