Posted april 20, 2017
Superintendent, CCHS Students Honored by CASDA
South Colonie Superintendent of Schools Jonathan Buhner and two Colonie Central High School students were among those honored this spring by the Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA) for educational leadership.
Buhner was honored with CASDA's 2017 Service Recognition Award and students Matthew Davis and Mariam Sadar were winners of the Greater Capital Region Phi Delta Kappa Prospective Educator Scholarship Awards. They received their honors at the Capital Region annual Education Awards Dinner in April at the Marriott Hotel and Conference Center.
“We are excited to once again recognize so many talented educators who demonstrate dedication, exemplary leadership and go above and beyond to accomplish the extraordinary in our region’s school districts during this special evening,” said CASDA Executive Director Dr. James Butterworth. “It’s their commitment to the educational success of their students that make them such indispensable members of their school communities and deserving recipients of these awards.”
The Capital Area School Development Association (CASDA), the Center for School Improvement at the University at Albany’s School of Education, is one of the premier school study councils in the nation. It acts as a catalyst and convener by bringing education professionals together in order to identify and solve complicated problems found in schools. It also offers a variety of innovative programs and services including membership opportunities, professional development programming and technical assistance services that aim to transform school districts, inspire lifelong learning and enhance student achievement. Today, as one of only 40 school study councils in the nation, CASDA is considered one of the oldest and largest organizations of its kind, serving educators and students in more than 100 school districts.