Superintendent of Schools Lisa Ruiz has been selected to receive the Nassau BOCES Education Partner award at the Nassau BOCES 12th Annual Education Partner Awards Gala on April 11.
The award pays tribute to outstanding community and business leaders, civil servants, government officials, nonprofit executives and volunteers, organizations, school administrators and staff, students, teachers and Nassau BOCES employees.
Mrs. Ruiz came to East Rockaway in 2013, leading the district in the creation and implementation of a five-year strategic plan, a parent engagement framework and actions plans, as well a mentoring program. In addition, she has increased opportunities for at-risk students and for those interested in attending vocational programs; enhanced academic intervention services at the elementary and secondary levels; and increased courses, programs and extracurricular activities districtwide.
In 2017, Mrs. Ruiz received the Friends of Education award from Phi Delta Kappa International at Stony Brook University. This award honors members of the educational community who exemplify the attributes of leadership, service, and research in their daily professional lives.
The entire school community congratulates Mrs. Ruiz on this prestigious honor.