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.
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.
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
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.