SARATOGA, N.Y. – Mary Ellen Herzog, assistant superintendent of pupil personnel services at Lakeland Central School District, was nominated for Special Education Administrator of the Year by the New York Council of Administrators of Special Education (NYCASE). She was honored in Saratoga recently at the organization’s Summer Institute.

Herzog was nominated by Lakeland Superintendent Dr. George Stone, and was among a select pool of special education administrators from across New York State who were nominated for this career achievement award.

“She has created community programs and partnerships that provide a complete experience for every individual she serves,” Stone said, referring to Ms. Herzog’s service. “There seems to be no end to her energy or new initiatives.”

NYCASE is a statewide professional organization of special education administrators dedicated to advocacy on policy issues that benefit students with disabilities and their families and providing professional development and networking for its members. NYCASE is affiliated with the National Council of Administrators of Special Education.