September 26, 2014
At the NEASS annual Fall Conference Virginia M. Barry, Ph.D. was awarded the President’s Award, presented this year by Nate Greenberg, President, New England Association of School Superintendents. The award recognizes a person whose work has been dedicated to making the lives of children better through a commitment to excellence in education and being an advocate for children.
Nate Greenberg, Superintendent of SAU 12, Londonderry, NH said, “In essence, her collaborative leadership style to achieve a powerful, positive vision of education as a public good with individual benefits combined with her strength of conviction, incredibly positive attitude, articulate defense of educators and public education sets her apart from all others. She is an educator’s educator, a champion of children and a true leader. Her efforts have placed New Hampshire at the forefront nationally of educational transformation.”
Herbert W. Levine, Ph.D., Executive Director, New England Association of School Superintendents added, “We at NEASS value the commissioner’s leadership, integrity and honest approach to making certain that education is always a front burner issue in New Hampshire and throughout New England. We also value the commissioner as a friend and supporter of NEASS.”