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Kaden Named NYSBA Advocate of the Year

South Huntington School Board president recognized statewide by peers for inspirational work.

South Huntington School Board President Jim Kaden has been named Advocate of the Year by the New York State Boards Association.

School Superintendent Thomas Shea made the announcement at a school board meeting Wednesday at Whitman High School. 

Kaden will be honored March 11 in Albany for epitomizing school board member advocacy.

"I would point out that they only select one individual in all of New York state," said Shea. 

Each year, the NYSBA honors one person for work which serves as an inspiration to other local school leaders about the importance of state and federal advocacy to public education, according to nomination guidelines.

Serving more than 700 boards of education, the NYSBA is made up of apporoximately 5,000 school board members, who constitute half of the elected officials in the state of New York, according to the NYSBA. 

Re-elected in July in South Huntington, Kaden is serving his 15th term as board president.

Diane Schaber February 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM
way to go Jim, u have been and always will be a great asset to the South Huntington School District!!! Congrats
Robert W February 17, 2012 at 02:24 PM
Yeah my school tax bill is 9 grand a year great asset!
Robert Fusaro February 17, 2012 at 02:54 PM
Jim Kaden has worked tirelessly for South Huntington. His dedication to public service is to be commended.
Joe March 02, 2012 at 12:56 AM
He sure is a great asset. Just ask the teachers. What a stand up guy.

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