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Employees recognized during Closing Day activities

June 26, 2019 | Filed in Archive

HFM BOCES held its annual Closing Day activities Wednesday, June 26 recognizing several employees for years of service milestones, retirements and to share highlights from the past year.

Boshart holds a wooden plaque and poses for a photo with Anita Murphy.

Interim HFM BOCES District Superintendent Anita Murphy presents Robert Boshart, who has served at the HFM Career and Technical Center for 28 years, with the HFM BOCES Service Award June 26.

Interim District Superintendent Anita Murphy opened the event thanking all the employees for their dedication.

“I want to applaud you all for the work that you do for the students in this region,” Murphy said, noting the remarkable advocacy and care HFM employees demonstrate to students.

During the event employees were recognized for 20, 25 and 30 year service anniversaries and retirements. This year’s HFM BOCES Service Award, which is the highest honor bestowed by BOCES, was also announced.

Service Award

The HFM BOCES Service Award was given to Veterinary and Animal Science instructor Robert Boshart, who has served at the Career and Technical Center for 28 years.

Describing him as a role model of professionalism and an ambassador for Career and Technical Education, Boshart’s nomination for the award notes his positive attitude, his nearly perfect attendance record and his ability to connect with students in a way that shows them how important they are every day.

The Service Award was created in 1994 to recognize dedication and commitment to advancing the mission of BOCES. Service Award honorees can be nominated for the award by any BOCES administrator, teacher or member of the staff. Nominations are reviewed by the HFM BOCES Board of Education.

Years of Service

Edwards and Murphy pose for a photo.

Karen Edwards was recognized for her 30 years of service to HFM BOCES.

30 Years

Karen Edwards

25 Years

Christine Bush
Kathleen Daly
Mary Frollo
Leslie Mykel

20 Years

Annette Achzet-Ltaif
Karyl Brownell
Clare Ferlazzo
Heather Haas
Sheldon Novotny
Shay Prins
John Schwarz
Patricia Tyrrell
Danette Weddell


Four employees and Murphy pose for a photo.

Employees recognized for 25 years of service to HFM BOCES.

Employees recognized for 25 years of service to HFM BOCES.Recognized for their retirements this year were Regional Transportation employees Gregory Baldwin, Margaret Gallup, Linda Hickok, Christopher Olson and Danette Weddell; custodial worker Doreen Marcucio; teacher aides Julie Faville, Rosemary Gilston and Michele Pollard-Coons; HFM School Library System Administrative Coordinator Deborah Booth, RSE-TASC Administrative Coordinator Paula Mroz.

nine employees pose for a photo

Employees recognized for 20 years of service to HFM BOCES.

Booth, holding flowers, poses with Jacob.

HFM Administrative Union President and Special Education Director Michael Jacob recognizes HFM SLS Director Deborah Booth for her upcoming retirement.