Lehrer to receive BOCES award


Maryanne Lehrer, a former Oceanside Board of Education trustee of 36 years, has been named a recipient of the Eighth Annual Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award.

The Education Partner Award honors citizens and organizations that have had a profound effect on public education in Nassau County, and celebrates outstanding community and business leaders, nonprofit executives and volunteers, organizations, school board members, students, teachers and Nassau BOCES employees. Lehrer is one of 16 recipients for 2014, and one of only two school board members chosen to receive the honor this year.

“It’s a wonderful honor to be so recognized by many of the colleagues I’ve worked with through the years,” said Lehrer.

Nassau BOCES, a strategic education partner with local school districts since 1967, created the program in 2006 to pay tribute to those who share a commitment to enabling students of all ages and abilities to achieve their maximum potential.

“Through this innovative program, everyone who has ever been influenced by public education has an opportunity to show their appreciation by nominating outstanding candidates for the award,” said Dr. Thomas Rogers, district superintendent of Nassau BOCES. “Honorees come from all walks of life and reflect the diversity that is Nassau BOCES. Their work encourages the development of lifelong learners and global citizens, which mirrors our goals as we build the BOCES of the future.”

Honorees will receive their awards at the Nassau BOCES Educational Foundation’s Education Partner Awards Gala, starting at 6:30 p.m. on April 2 at the Crest Hollow Country Club in Woodbury. For more information, call Nassau BOCES at 516-396-2500.