Chesterfield County Designated as VSBA Board of Distinction & Carrie Coyner Receives VSBA All Virginia School Board Award
The Chesterfield County School Board earned recognition at the Virginia School Boards Association (VSBA) Annual Convention. Carrie Coyner, a member of the board, received the 2013 VSBA All Virginia School Board Award, and the entire board was designated as a VSBA Board of Distinction.
VSBA BOARD OF DISTINCTION Boards receiving this award must apply for it and meet specific requirements in four key areas: planning, policy, promotion, and board development. A panel of judges reviews the criteria submitted and determines those awarded the VSBA Board of Distinction status. The judges for this award were composed of the three standing VSBA Committee Chairmen who serve on the VSBA Board of Directors.
According to Dr. Marcus Newsome, superintendent, “Chesterfield County voters have selected outstanding public servants to their local school board. These servant leaders have our students’ best interests at heart and are focused on building safe, supportive and rigorous learning environments to ensure that every student is college and career ready. Through the board’s adopted core values of respect, responsibility, honesty and accountability, and through a strong commitment to the highest ethical standards and continuous improvement, Chesterfield County is positioned to maintain its recognition as one of the 100 Best Communities in America to raise young people. Our community is proud and fortunate to have such an exemplary School Board representing our citizens.”
VSBA ALL VIRGINIA SCHOOL BOARD AWARD Carrie Coyner, a member of the Chesterfield County School Board since 2011, received the 2013 VSBA All Virginia School Board Award. This award recognizes school board members from across the state for their boardsmanship qualities, and this is the 12th year the award has been presented. In addition to her school board service, Coyner has served on the board of directors of the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce, the board of management for the Chester YMCA and numerous committees throughout the county, and has dedicated time to the Elizabeth Scott Elementary PTA.