The Freeport Public School District Board of Education honored longstanding board trustee Ms. Debra Mulé for her tireless service and dedication on behalf of the students and families, and for her ongoing advocacy efforts in support of public education.
Ms. Mulé, who has been a member of the Board since 2006, has held multiple leadership positions, serving as board president for two years and board vice president for three years. Throughout her nine years of service, Ms. Mulé has made significant contributions through her service on several board committees and organizations, including the district’s Policy Committee, Community Outreach Committee and Parent Teacher Association Council, for which she served as president.
At the recognition ceremony, Ms. Mulé received a plaque on behalf of the Board of Education and Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham to commemorate her years of service. She also received numerous citations from several elected officials, and Nassau County Legislator Laura Curran and a representative from State Sen. Michael Venditto spoke highly about Ms. Mulé’s service. Board of Education President Mr. Michael Pomerico, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham and the members of the board each also spoke about Ms. Mulé’s dedication and commitment to the children of Freeport and the community.
“You are an incredible woman with many talents, and you devoted yourself wholeheartedly to serve the children of Freeport,” said Dr. Kuncham. “This brief tribute to you is a small token of our deep appreciation of your wonderful contributions. Thank you for your dedicated service. You will be missed by all of us, and many others.”
“Your intelligent insights and child-centered approach were incredible assets to the board,” said Mr. Pomerico. “Above all, I consider you a friend, and I commend you for all you have done.”
Ms. Mulé thanked everyone for their kind comments and wishes, and said she was happy to see the district’s improvement in various ways.
“I am so proud to have been on a team that guided the district through difficult fiscal times, increased the graduation rate to record levels, and was recognized by the Office of the State Comptroller as a model for fiscal management,” said Ms. Mulé. “I’m also proud of the independent study that found our board to be an exemplary board, and one that is a model for how school boards across the state should function. The district is very fortunate to have Dr. Kuncham as its superintendent, and it has been an honor to work with him and his cabinet.”
The Freeport Public Schools gratefully acknowledges the valuable contributions made by Ms. Mulé on behalf of the children and Freeport community.
1: (Left to right) Board of Education trustee Ronald Ellerbe, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham, President Michael Pomerico, trustee Vilma Lancaster and Vice President Anthony Miller honored trustee Debra Mulé (third from left) with a plaque and thanked her for her nine years of service.