AAESA Board President, Phyllis Drozd, wins special award.
Four and half decades of service to the students of Allegan County were recently recognized with a special award. Phyllis Drozd, President of the Allegan Area Educational Service Agency Board of Education, was presented with the Michigan Association of School Boards (MASB) President’s Award. The award was given by MASB’s current President Burl Ghastin at the Allegan County School Board Association Board Recognition Dinner on June 13th. The event was held at Otsego High School and also honored this year’s recipients of the Outstanding People for Education Awards.
Mrs. Drozd has served on the AAESA School Board since 1965. Before that she served on the board of Foster School, a one-room country school. Mrs. Drozd was also on the MASB Board of Directors for 10 years and served as the President from 2000 to 2001.
According to AAESA Superintendent Mark Dobias, "Phyllis Drozd has demonstrated unbelievable commitment and passion toward the education of children in Allegan County for almost five decades. The historic perspective she brings, meshed with her common sense, low key approach has been instrumental in helping AAESA strive toward its vision. Throughout her tenure, she has seen it all and done it all. Her impact on the future is immeasurable."
Mrs. Drozd and her husband Tom are life-long Allegan residents. She feels that the work done at the AAESA is important in order “to insure opportunities for all children and adults, so they can live up to their potential.”
MASB President, Burl Ghastin, presents award to Pyllis Drozd.