Innovative School Business Officials Honored with ASBO's Pinnacle Awards (June 7, 2010)
Reston, VA —
June 7, 2010 —
In celebration of the creative and dedicated professionals who serve in school business management, the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) presents the 2010 Pinnacle Awards. This year's Pinnacle of Excellence Award is bestowed on Thomas J. Gunnell, chief operations officer for Katy Independent School District in Katy, Texas. Honored for his project, "A Proactive Facilitated Approach to Rezoning: How to Move the Community Towards Ownership of Rezoning Recommendations," Gunnell will receive $5,000, Virco furniture for his school district valued at $5,000, an all-expenses paid trip to the ASBO International Annual Meeting in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, and a crystal Pinnacle award.
Congratulations to the 2010 Pinnacle of Achievement Award winners, each of whom will receive $1,000 and a crystal Pinnacle award:
- Ray Moorcroft, head of department, Innovation & Enterprise, at Manchester Metropolitan University in Cheshire, England — "Certificate in School Administration: A Bridging Program to Enhance Wider Access to the Profession"
- Barbara Nissel, food service supervisor for Great Valley School District in Malvern, Pennsylvania — "Growing a Healthy Community Through a Food Service Garden Program"
- Sharon Raschke, Ed.D., executive director of finance and business for Dexter Community Schools in Dexter, Michigan — The 4-Bucket Plan: A Better 403(b) Retirement Plan
Sponsored by Virco, ASBO International's Pinnacle Awards are presented annually to four school business administrators who have created outstanding and innovative practices to improve the efficiency of schools and contribute to the growth of the school business management profession. From exhibiting exemplary communications skills to building community outreach, the work of these school business officials also makes a difference for students.
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