Michael P. Nagler, Ed.D., superintendent of schools for the Mineola Union Free School District, has been selected to receive the Nassau BOCES Education Partner Award at the Nassau BOCES 13th annual Education Partner Awards Gala on April 9.

This spring, Nassau BOCES will honor 13 individuals and an organization that have had a profound effect on public education in Nassau County. The Nassau BOCES Education Partner Awards 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.

“It gives us great pleasure to congratulate our 2019 Education Partner honorees,” Nassau BOCES Board President Eric Schultz said on behalf of the agency. “They are all extraordinary, sharing our commitment to creating safe and caring educational environments where all students can achieve their greatest potential. We are grateful for your support of our students and programs.”

Under Dr. Nagler’s leadership, the Mineola School District was among the first to begin a 1:1, take-home iPad initiative for students; has had all five of its schools named as Apple Distinguished Schools; has had all five schools recognized as a Common Sense School for Digital Citizenship; became one of only 101 members nationwide in the League of Innovative Schools; and became the first district on Long Island with a Fabrication Lab, commonly referred to as a Fab Lab, where students learn, design, collaborate and build in a small-scale workshop environment. The district was named among the top 10 Digital School Districts in 2017-18 by the Center for Digital Education and the National School Boards Association, the Top 25 Most Innovative Districts by AASA and SPN, and Dr. Nagler was named among the Top 30 Technologists, Transformers and Trailblazers for 2017 by the Center for Digital Education.

Dr. Nagler has been with the Mineola School District for 20 of his 32 years in education and has been a member of its administration since 1999. He holds a Doctor of Education from Columbia University. He currently serves as president for the Nassau County Council of School Superintendents and on the advisory board for Digital Promise’s League of Innovative Schools.

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