The Professional Development Award is designed to recognize an individual who provides service and contributes to the dissemination of knowledge for our profession, through one or more of the following areas: service to state, regional or national professional associations; publication of best practices or original research; or presentation at professional conferences.
The recipient of the Professional Development Award is Dr. Saara Schwartz
Dr. Schwartz has been an advocate for providing holistic services to our students during her career. In the past year she has taken this message to the next level by identifying diagnosis of Asthma and Stress Management as a key challenge to staff and then conducting in depth training with the health educators. She also presented the program at a national conference and has since had other institutions contacting her about implementing a similar program at their school.
Please join us in congratulating Saara Schwartz