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Staff Spotlight Award
Wednesday, April 17, 2019
The Staff Spotlight Award is given to a WSWHE BOCES employee who is deserving of special recognition for exemplary performance, special achievements and for shining a positive light or bringing attention to the organization. They are our own BOCES beacons of light. The most recent Staff Spotlight Award was presented to Kim Wegner at the WSWHE BOCES Board of Education meeting on April 10, 2019. Kim’s article was recently featured in the SAANYS Vanguard Journal, Winter Edition. In her article, titled “Early College Career Academy: A partnership between SUNY Adirondack and WSWHE BOCES”, Kim highlighted the merits of this exceptional program, which has continued to grow since its inception in 2014. As Lead Coordinator for Innovative Programs, Kim has continuously maintained a focus on partnering with business and industry representatives to provide opportunities for students to gain valuable experiences and gain the skills needed to be able to contribute to the development of a skilled workforce in our region. Among many other accomplishments, she led the planning team for the Career Jam, an event that was sponsored by the core partners of Saratoga Economic Development Corporation, the BOCES, the Warren-Washington Workforce Development Board and members of the business community. As a result of this event, many middle school students now have a better sense of the companies in our region and the types of careers that exist in them. Greenwich Superintendent of Schools, Mark Fish, described the program as “high quality, one of the best things that's happened in our region.” That summarizes the work that Kim does - high quality, and focused on providing students with relevant opportunities. The Staff Spotlight Award is a small thank you and recognition of her efforts and her publication.