This year, 430 staffers, representing 60 different Nassau BOCES programs and services, celebrated a combined 6,955 years of service during the agency's annual Employee Recognition Day celebrations. More than 275 employees who reached service milestones ranging from 15 to 40 years were publicly thanked during an afternoon ceremony at Jerusalem Avenue Elementary School. Individual sites honored staffers celebrating five- and 10-year milestones during the day.
"The result of your hard work speaks volumes about who you are as dedicated employees and as advocates for public education throughout the region," commented Eric B. Schultz, Board president.
"On behalf of the Board, executive directors, administrators and all employees, thank you for dedicating a large part of your lives to Nassau BOCES," added Dr. Robert R. Dillon, district superintendent. "Thank you for caring about your job, the students and educators we serve, and each other."
Even Nassau BOCES students found ways to show their appreciation for long-term employees, with the afternoon celebration including vocal performances by LIHSA's singers. Special thanks to the departments of Business Services, Facilities, Human Resources and Strategic Initiatives for helping to make this year's festivities a success.
Nassau BOCES staff includes educational planners, naturalists, marketing and communications professionals, printers, bus drivers, computer network technicians, accountants, auditors, data mining and risk management experts, and Web designers, in addition to hundreds of classroom teachers and teacher aides. In all, Nassau BOCES relies on more than 4,000 employees — its most important asset in meeting school district needs.