Chris Rozek (left) receives the Council of Administrators Special Service Award
BCSD Health, Physical Education and Athletics Department Secretary, Chris Rozek received the Council of Administrators Special Service Award during the 79th annual conference for New York State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.
The COA Special Service Award is presented to individuals who have given five or more years of dedicated service to the Council of Administrators. These individuals have given countless hours of personal time: have contributed to the further advancement of the organization, have demonstrated commitment to the organization that has continued far beyond the call of duty and who has contributed greatly to the betterment of physical education in the State of New York for a significant period of time.
Rozek began her career with the district in 1988 and in 1994 began working for the Director of Health, Physical Education and Athletics. As the department secretary she handles the organizational and daily operations involving health educators, physical educators, school nurses and more than 50 coaches in the district. She is also a member of the BCSD safety committee, prepares the awards and certificates for student athletes and organizes sports banquets at the end of each sport season.
“Chris’ work ethic and love of her job allows her to be able to do the many things asked of her by our district and the state of New York organizations that she is involved in,” David Garbarino director of health, physical education and athletics said.
In addition to her duties within the district, she has also been involved with the nationally recognized STOP-DWI Holiday Classic Basketball Tournament and serves on the tournament’s Advisory Board. She has worked for the New York State Athletic Administrators Association as membership secretary, conference registrar and recording secretary. She has received numerous awards and accolades and is honored to receive the COA Special Services Award for doing a job she truly loves.
Rozek is an avid fan of football and has not missed a Patriot football game, home or away, for the past 18 years. She said she loves working each day with the student athletes at Binghamton High School and is a true testament to Patriot Pride.