Christine Napolitano, Mineola Union Free School District’s Board of Education president, will be honored this spring with the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award. The program 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 who have had a profound effect on public education in Nassau County. Napolitano is one of three Board members being honored with the award.
During her nine years on the Mineola Union Free School District’s Board of Education, Napolitano was at the forefront of advocating for efficiency and innovation in her district. Christine voted “yes” on the tough decision to reconfigure the district’s schools, which ultimately led to millions of dollars in savings for community taxpayers and better curriculum alignment for students. During her tenure on the board, the district has received, and continues to receive, state and national attentional for its exceptional program and use of technology, including being named to the prestigious Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools and, most recently, all five schools in the district having earned the Apple Distinguished School designation (only 400 have been recognized in the world).
This year’s honorees will receive their awards at the 12th annual Education Partner Awards Gala on Wednesday, April 11.