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Exemplary Administrators Honored at ASBO’s Annual Meeting

Awards honor greater efficiency and cost-effective projects.

Larry Williams, assistant superintendent for facilities and construction in the Lewisville (Texas) Independent School District, received the Pinnacle of Excellence Award at the annual meeting of the Association of School Business Officials International (ASBO) in Chicago in October. He was honored for spearheading a project to make his department’s work more efficient and more cost-effective. It included the initiation of the “classroom blitz,” in which every 60 days each of the district’s 4,000 classrooms is inspected. Williams (third from right) was joined by the four winners of the Pinnacle of Achievement Award: Patrick C. Collins, director of business operations at Assabet Valley Regional Technical High School in Marlborough, Mass.; Joel Sloggett, chief administrative officer of Student Transportation Services of Central Ontario in Peterborough, Ontario; and Nita R. Mensia-Joseph, director of operations for Portsmouth (Va.) Public Schools. Also present were two representatives from furniture and equipment maker Virco, which co-sponsored the award with ASBO: Toni Bock (far left), director of community relations, and Larry Wonder (far right), vice president of sales. At the same event, ASBO honored other administrators with the International Eagle Award and the Distinguished Professional Awards.