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Karen Whetzel Named Valley Region School Board Member of the Year

Karen Whetzel Named Valley Region School Board Member of the Year
Posted on 11/22/2016
Regional School Board Members of the Year 2016

At the opening session (November 16) of the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Annual Convention in Williamsburg, VA, four school board members from across Virginia were awarded VSBA Regional School Board Member of the Year awards in recognition of their boardsmanship qualities and active involvement in promoting student achievement. This is the 15th year that awards have been presented.

Region                Award Recipient
Central               Camilla Washington
                          Fluvanna County School Board 

Northeastern       Scott Albrecht
                          Manassas City School Board

Southwest           Raymond Kohl
                          Galax City School Board 

Valley                  Karen Whetzel
                           Shenandoah County School
                           Board                           
                                                                   

Photo: (From left):  Raymond Kohl, Karen Whetzel, Scott Albrecht, Camilla Washington



Ms. Whetzel, retired Shenandoah County Public Schools' librarian, assistant principal, principal, and grant writer, has been a member of the Shenandoah County School Board since January 2010 and Chairman of the School Board  since January 2016.  Shenandoah County Public Schools congratulates Ms. Whetzel on this prestigious recognition.

“It is a pleasure to recognize these school board members from across the state for their dedication and the outstanding work that they do on behalf of public education in Virginia,” said VSBA President William “Bill” Kidd.

This year’s awards were sponsored by SSC Services.

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About the Virginia School Boards Association The Virginia School Boards Association, a voluntary, nonpartisan organization of Virginia VSBAschool boards, promotes excellence in public education through leadership, advocacy and services. The Association offers conferences, information, training, and counseling designed to meet the needs of the Commonwealth’s educational leaders.