Pulaski Community School District’s Jill Bodwin was named Business Manager of the Year Wednesday in Milwaukee at the Wisconsin Association of School Business Officials business meeting held at the Wisconsin Association of School Boards-WASBO-Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators state education convention.
Bodwin, who started as business manager with the PCSD on July 1, was nominated by Denmark School Superintendent Tony Klaubauf. She previously worked for the Denmark School District for four years.
The purpose of the award is to recognize the recent outstanding contributions of the recipient to her district and community and to the business manager profession.
Bodwin said she is humbled and honored to receive the prestigious award. “It would not have been possible without the encouragement and support of the school district administrators and friends that I've had the privilege to work with along the way," she said.
Winners of the award are recognized for implementing innovative projects within their district, improving systems and processes to improve efficiencies, and/or forging creative partnerships with their community and improving student learning.
"On behalf of the entire PCSD family, I congratulate Jill on her well-deserved recognition as Wisconsin's School Business Manager of the Year,” said Supt. Bec Kurzynske. “Jill's dedication to the students she serves is reflective of her passion for public education, expansive professional knowledge and enduring care and compassion as a leader."
Michael Voelker, PCSD Board of Education president, added, "Jill's experience and knowledge are tremendous assets to the Pulaski district and community. She is a trusted advisor to the board, and we congratulate Jill on her on being honored as School Business Manager of the year."
Bodwin received a plaque and a $1,500 check to be used for her continuing education, attendance at conferences or seminars, membership dues, or related activities or resources that contribute to her professional development. Bodwin may also award a $1,500 student scholarship in her district sponsored by Liberty Mutual.