Distinguished Service to Education Award Winners

2019

Carol Conklin-Spillane
Superintendent of schools for the Pocantico Hills School District
Sleepy Hollow, NY

Carol Conklin-Spillane was selected as the NASSP Distinguished Service to Education Award winner for her commitment to improving and strengthening education. Now completing a three-year tenure as superintendent of Pocantico Schools, Conklin-Spillane gained national acclaim during her 22 years as principal at Sleepy Hollow High School. While achievement remained high, Carol prided her school environment as being a place that fosters generosity, acceptance, diversity, and a collegial professional atmosphere. Under Conklin-Spillane’s leadership, Sleepy Hollow High School was identified as a Breakthrough School by NASSP in 2014 and as a School of Opportunity by the National Education Policy Center in 2015. She has also served on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Common Core Task Force.

Read the press release here.