Two Dutchess BOCES staff members were honored October 17 by the Mid-Hudson School Study Council for their contributions to education.
Family and colleagues were on hand to applaud the winners at a dinner reception held at Anthony’s Pier 9 in New Windsor. Mark Stein, Coordinator of Technology, was presented an Award of Excellence in the category of Administration. Mark was recognized for his steady leadership, dedication to service, and ability to solve problems. Also honored with an Award of Excellence in the Support Staff category, was Gregg Caruso, Maintenance Mechanic. His dedication, commitment to safety, and excellent customer service were key elements of his selection. Perry Sheldon, a current trustee on the Hyde Park Central School District’s Board of Education and member of the Dutchess County School Boards Association, was honored with an Award of Excellence in School Board Service. We congratulate Mr. Sheldon who is a valuable, current member of the Dutchess BOCES Capital Project Committee. The fundamental purpose of the Mid-Hudson School Study Council is to bring about the improvement of education in the school districts located in the Mid-Hudson Valley. The Council conducts cooperative study of common educational problems, shares educational practices, and the stimulates active participation of school boards, administrators, teachers, pupils, and laypersons in educational planning and activity. The Council also enhances the quality of education by serving as an essential link between the resources of higher education and the school districts in the mid-Hudson region.