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CONTACT: Kim McWilliams
DATE: November 4, 2013
Jablon Receives Distinguished Leadership Award
TALLAHASSEE, FL — William “Bill” W. Jablon, Headmaster of Maclay School, was recently honored with the Southern Association of Independent Schools’ (SAIS) 2013 Distinguished Service Award. This award is given by the SAIS Board of Trustees to a head of school or senior administrator in recognition of a long and distinguished career in independent education, of which 25 years or more was spent in service to one school, as well as service to SAIS. The award is typically given at the end of one’s career. Jablon was recognized at the SAIS Annual Conference on Saturday in Atlanta.
The creation of this award in 2012 was inspired by the life and work of Dale Regan, who devoted 34 years of her life to the Episcopal School of Jacksonville, and who, posthumously, was the award’s first recipient.
Jablon has served at Maclay school in Tallahassee, FL, since 1976. During his tenure, he lead Maclay through tremendous change and improvement: growing from ten faculty teaching 130 students, 1st through 9th grade, on a 44-acre campus; to 96 faculty members teaching 936 students, Pre-K through 12th grade, on a 100-acre campus.
Jablon holds degrees from Boston College and Florida State University, served as president of the SAIS board of directors, president of the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS), and a board member of NAIS from 1990 to 1994. Bill served as the first private school chair of the Florida Committee of SACS. Over the course of his career, Bill has chaired over 85 accrediting teams for FCIS and SACS. He was most recently honored by the Maclay Board of Trustees with the official naming of the newly renovated Lower School in his honor.
SAIS is a membership organization that provides independent schools with high quality accreditation processes, comprehensive professional growth opportunities, and visionary leadership development programs. SAIS currently has 362 member schools, representing more than 200,000 students.
This past weekend, before the Syracuse vs. FSU football game, President Baron hosted the All College Alumni Tailgate. Several College of Education alumni came by the FSU COE table to share their experiences and some future Seminoles also came by to grab FSU COE merchandise. There were even some surprises, such as discovering the musical talent of one of our faculty members. It was an afternoon filled with good food, good music, and good people.
Last month, a group of students traveled to Miami for the Sport Management Student Association’s networking trip. Students toured professional sports facilities and had the chance to network with industry professionals. Some of the facilities visited were the American Airlines Arena- home of the Miami Heat and Sun Life Stadium- home of the Miami Dolphins.
Pictures from the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards Ceremony and Dinner are on our Facebook page. Congratulations to all of our recipients.
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Congratulations to Ekaterina “Katie” Rybakova, FSU English Education, for receiving the Florida Council of Teachers of English (FCTE) Nancy McGee Award. This award recognizes promising preservice teachers of the English language arts and is named in honor of the 1989 FCTE President Dr. Nancy McGee.
2013 College of Education Week was a huge success. With record turnouts, the College sends sincere appreciation to those students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and friends of the College who attended the various events throughout the week. Huge thanks to our sponsors Awards4U, A-Z Rent All, Hotel Duval Tallahassee, and TallyTees.com, and to Big Easy Snowballs and Tacos Gringos for coming out to the Stone Building during the week.