Two days ago, I was honored with receiving the 2015 Commitment to Education Award, along with 10 other recipients from Western New York, presented by the Niagara Frontier Industry Eduction Council (NFIEC), which annually recognizes outstanding “Business / Education Partnerships” throughout the region. I was jubilant, humbled and overjoyed, to say the least.
I was nominated for this award by my dear friend and colleague, Cheryl Chamberlain, a super business teacher & adviser at Grand Island High School and recent recipient of Educator of the Year by the Grand Island Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Chris Simpson, another outstanding business teacher at GIHS, Mr. Michael Carter, GIHS Assistant Principal, Linda Feldman, my dear friend and fellow small business owner, along with Grand Island Chamber of Commerce Youth Ambassadors Cole Kline, Maggie Rustowicz, MaryElizabeth Rustowicz and Tom Stedman, all accompanied me and sat at my table for the awards breakfast.
I’m truly grateful to be of service to the community through my speaking and my business, especially to the youth, who are the future of our world.
I dedicate this award to you, my readers, clients, friends, family and students, for supporting me in the quest to make the world a better place, with one kind action at a time (#KindnessIsContagious).
With incessant gratitude, effervescence and mirth,