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South Washington County Schools Account Specialist honored by Minnesota Association of School Business Officials

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Sara Girard, an Account Specialist at South Washington County Schools, was presented with the Minnesota Association of School Business Officials (MASBO) Rising Star Award at the annual conference May 9-11.

In Sara’s nomination materials, her supervisor and District 833 Finance Director, Dan Pyan, wrote that she “is an outstanding employee and has truly embraced her role in serving the students and taxpayers of South Washington County Schools.”  

Pyan continued to cite Girard’s efforts to improve the Finance Department’s commitment to service and accountability, saying her work has met that goal while also freeing up more resources to enhance student achievement.

The Rising Star Award was created to recognize and acknowledge the efforts and accomplishments of MASBO Active Members with a minimum of two, and not more than seven, years of experience in the profession. The award will allow Girard the opportunity to attend an upcoming professional development opportunity.

(Photo left to right: Kris Blackburn, Sara Girard, Dan Pyan)