Mrs. Angela Heineman, president of Garden City School District’s Board of Education, was honored on May 29 with the School Board Governance Award by the Nassau Suffolk School Boards Association at its 59th annual dinner meeting.
Among those in attendance were Neha Bajaj, SEPTA co- president; Danielle Atteritano, PTA president; Assistant Superintendent Dana DiCapua and Superintendent Dr. Kusum Sinha (who nominated Mrs. Heineman for the award). Also in attendance were former Superintendent Dr. Robert Feirsen and former and current school board trustees.
Mrs. Heineman received the award for the outstanding service she has provided to the Garden City School District since her children began attending the district in 1995. “Her commitment has never stopped and Garden City Schools has benefitted tremendously from it,” commented Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kusum Sinha in her introduction. “She has been a dedicated and devoted Board of Education Trustee for over 10 years; and has served as President for the past five years. She is well known and respected by all who know her. Her wisdom and her extraordinary problem solving abilities have been great assets to Garden City.”
Dr. Sinha also highlighted the many accomplishments that have occurred during Mrs. Heineman’s school board service including the community-approved 2009 School Investment Bond and Energy Performance Contract that facilitated the addition of the high school music wing, the new gymnasium at the middle school, and the addition of the music/art/library wing at Homestead, as well as renovations, improvements and energy upgrades to Hemlock, Locust, Stewart, Stratford, the Bus Garage, and the Administration Building.