Distinguished Service Award
At our annual Spring Association Conference, we present our association's Distinguished Service Award. This award recognizes one of our members for their outstanding service to the Media Technology profession.
2019 Distinguished Service Award
At the spring conference in Syracuse, NY, the NY State Educational Media/Technology Association awarded Katie Bertrand, Director of the School Library System at Monroe One BOCES, the 2018 – 2019 Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented in recognition of professional leadership, information sharing, creative services, quality of programs and professional service to the organization.
Katie’s approachable and understated leadership style has provided a solid foundation for EMTA throughout the years. She
provides guidance and support for new members and always makes herself available to help.
Please use the linked ballot to nominate the person you feel has best demonstrated leadership and distinction for the criteria listed on the ballot. As you are writing, you may wish to include phrases that would be appropriate to have engraved on the plaque.
We encourage every member to participate in this important selection which brings recognition to our profession and distinction to the recipient.
The following people have been recognized past years:
2018 - 2019 Katie Bertrand
2017 - 2018 Jim Belair
2016 - 2017 Doreen Bergman
2015 - 2016 Diana Wendell
2013 - 2014 Richard Dolph
2012 - 2013 Barbara Siemaszko
2011 - 2012 Margaret Jensen
2010 - 2011 Judy Marsh
2009 - 2010 Deborah Booth
2008 - 2009 Linda Tyler
2007 - 2008 Frank Visco and Linda Nichols
2006 - 2007 Brian Jerome
2005 - 2006 Jan Orzel
2004 - 2005 Deborah Booth
2003 - 2004 Marilyn Patterson and Allison Wheeler
2002 - 2003 Bea Angus
2001 - 2002 Richard Dolph and Marie Sharp
2000 - 2001 Brian Parker
1999 - 2000 Dick Rankin and Ray Strauber
1998 - 1999 Tony Gulla and Don Wilson
1997 - 1998 Sylvia Sallustio
1996- 1998 Gerry Cummings
1995 - 1996 Robert Manyell