Board of Education President Honored for Service
Posted on 05/01/2024
Board of Education President Honored for Service

Freeport School District Board of Education President Maria Jordan-Awalom was recognized as the 2024 Women’s History Month honoree by the Nassau County Minority Caucus led by Legislator Seth I. Koslow (D-Merrick).

“Congratulations to Ms. Jordan-Awalom on her well-deserved recognition,” Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham said. “She has been a fierce advocate on the local and state levels ensuring that Freeport Public Schools receives our fair share of funding to support the important programs and services we provide our students. As school board president, she has served as a leader and role model always focused on what is best for our students to ensure they succeed now and in the future. Her dedication and commitment to Freeport and our students is commendable.”

Legislator Koslow shared that Ms. Jordan-Awalom was selected for this honor in recognition of her longstanding dedication, commitment and contributions to the children of Freeport and in her role as Freeport School District Board of Education President. She was first elected to serve as a Trustee on the Board of Education in the 2018-2019 school year and is currently serving her third year as Board President. 

“Maria is a proud mom and a longtime Freeport resident,” Legislator Koslow said.     “She has been a fierce advocate for educational equity, for youth empowerment, and for Black and Latino communities. Women everywhere can draw strength from her example.”

”There are many times that I wonder if what we do in our advocacy efforts makes a difference,” Ms. Jordan-Awalom said. “Every piece of advocacy and involvement in my community is out of the love and respect that I have for Freeport, our school community and most of all our future generations. It is with the utmost gratitude that I accept this award on behalf of all women who continue to fight the good fight. I thank the Legislature for this recognition, especially Legislator Koslow.”