Note: The following press release was contributed.
On Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 during the Pennsylvania School Board Association conference, the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators held a recognition luncheon. The luncheon honored three superintendents in the state for their achievements as public school administrators.
PASA President Dr. Eric Eshbach presented three awards: Instructional Leadership, Leadership in Public Education and Service to the Profession Award.
Dr. Sandra Fellin was awarded the PASA 2013 Instructional Leadership Award.
Dr. Fellin has 35 years in education. She has been the Superintendent of the Saucon Valley School District for the past eight years, and before that was Assistant Superintendent in the Pocono Mountain School District, principal in the Pleasant Valley School District and a teacher in the East Stroudsburg School District.
Dr. Fellin and her husband Paul have resided in Cherry Valley for the past 30 years.
She received her Bachelor's degree in Special Education and Masters of Education from East Stroudsburg University. She obtained her Elementary and Secondary Principal certifications and Superintendent's letter from Lehigh University. Her Doctorate of Education Degree was obtained from Nova Southeastern University.
The leadership award is presented to an administrator who has demonstrated commitment and excellence in teaching and learning by developing, nurturing and supporting exemplary programs that support the academic achievement of a school population and enrich the learning in content areas or implements strategies that enhance student learning across the curriculum.
Dr. Fellin received $1,000 from Lincoln Investment Planning Inc. to present as a scholarship to a Saucon Valley student who will be a graduating senior during the 2013-2014 school year.*
The PASA Leadership in Education Award was presented to Dr. William Pettigrew Jr., who is Superintendent in the Mars Area School District, and Dr. Joseph Clapper, Superintendent of Quaker Valley School District, received the Service to the Profession Award.
*At Monday's school board meeting, Fellin said the scholarship will be presented to a graduating Saucon Valley senior who plans to attend a two-year college.