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Two FSSD board members receive awards Stillings and Newman honored for service

Two Franklin Special School District Board of Education members were honored recently by their colleagues recently for service and growth. The Tennessee School Boards Association presented Tim Stillings with a national award and recognized Robin Newman for her continued professional growth.

Tim Stillings

Tim Stillings, who has served on the FSSD Board of Education since 1998, was honored Sept. 27 at the TSBA Fall District Conference in Nashville with a national Distinguished Service Award. This is the second time he has received this award through the National School Boards Association. The first award was presented to him in 2008. The NSBA Distinguished Service Award is designed to recognize individuals across the United States who have demonstrated the highest commitment to public education through proven school board leadership. Stillings is a Master School Board Member, having achieved Level 5 Boardsmanship through TSBA last year. He has maintained his commitment to professional growth by through regular attendance at NSBA sponsored workshops and conferences.

Robin Newman

Robin Newman has served on the FSSD Board of Education since 2008 and was recognized for achieving Level 1 Boardsmanship through the TSBA. There are five levels of recognition to encourage professional growth of school board members. The award is given for participation in activities outside of local school board obligations.

FSSD School Board members are elected at large and serve without any compensation. “As public servants, board members provide support to our children, employees, and constituents realizing the importance public schools have on the vitality of a community,” said Director of Schools Dr. David Snowden. “We appreciate the lengths to which all of our School Board members have gone to learn best practices as they serve this community.”


Posted on: 10/9/2012


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