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NSBA president wins Bammy Award for school board leadership

David A. Pickler

David A. Pickler honored with Bammy Award

The Academy of Education Arts and Sciences presented David A. Pickler, President of the National School Board Association (NSBA), with a Bammy Award in the school board category.

The Bammy Awards were given out on Sept. 20 at an awards gala in Washington in key categories. For the school board category, Reggie Felton, NSBA’s Assistant Executive Director for Congressional Affair, presented the award.

This is the second year of the Bammy Awards. Last year, Pickler was also honored and received the Educator’s Voice Award.

NSBA’s Executive Director Thomas J. Gentzel praised Pickler on the Bammy Award honor and for his dedication to public education and school board governance.

“David Pickler is a strong advocate for local school governance to advance our public education system for all children,” said Gentzel.” Receiving the Bammy Award in the school board category is well deserving for such a committed, effective, and respected school board leader.”

Pickler has served on the Tennessee’s Shelby County Schools Board of Education since 1998. Pickler serves on the Board of Directors of the Tennessee School Boards Association and served as their President in 2009. Pickler joined the NSBA Board of Directors in 2008 and was elected as NSBA’s Secretary-Treasurer in 2011 and President-Elect in 2012. Pickler is currently serving as NSBA President.

According to the organizers, “the Bammy Awards were created in response to the relentless national criticism of America’s public schools. The negative perception of public education has led to a decrease in public confidence, calls for reductions in financial support and intense scrutiny of educators, while all that is right in American education is largely ignored.”

Alexis Rice|September 24th, 2013|Categories: School Boards|Tags: , |

NSBA leaders win first-ever BAMMY Awards

Mary Broderick, the 2011-12 President of the National School Boards Association, and David A. Pickler, NSBA’s President Elect, were honored with BAMMY Awards, a new recognition designed to acknowledge excellence in a variety of education fields.

The BAMMY Awards is organized by BAM Radio Network, which produces education programs for  education associations.

Broderick, a former member of the East Lyme, Conn. school board received the BAMMY for the school board category. Pickler, a member of the Shelby County, Tenn. school board, received the Educator’s Voice Award, which included the most online votes.

The awards were given on Sept. 15 in numerous categories across disciplines in the K-12 field – including teachers, administrators, school nurses, support staff, advocates, researchers, early childhood specialists, education journalists and parents.

Lifetime achievement awards were given to author and advocate Diane Ravitch, researcher Linda Darling Hammond and journalist John Merrow.

According to the organizers, “the BAMMY Awards acknowledge that teachers can’t do it alone and don’t do it alone. The Awards aim to foster cross-discipline recognition of excellence in education, encourage collaboration and respect in and across the various domains, elevate education and education successes in the public eye, and raise the profile and voices of the many undervalued and unrecognized people who are making a difference in the field.”

Joetta Sack-Min|September 21st, 2012|Categories: Announcements, Board governance|Tags: , , , |
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