The 100th Annual NYSSBA Convention

10/25/19: This year celebrated the 100thAnnual New York State School Boards Association’s Convention and Expo in Rochester, NY. From 1920 to 2019, the NYSSBA has provided school board members and educational leaders “information, training and advice on matters affecting school boards, and collaborates with other educational and related organizations to promote excellence in education for public school students.”x

This annual convention marked 100 years of Nyssba’s success at passing on information to schools and providing a space for schools, businesses, members and leaders to interact, learn, meet with clients (new and old), and gain experience to help our many school districts improve and thrive.

From Left to Right: Matthew Lung, Assoc.AIA, Michael Shilale, AIA,LEED,CPHC, Gabriella Napoli, and John Cirilli, AIA, LEED
at the 2019 NYSSBA Convention

Michael Shilale Architects, LLP has participated as an exhibitor at NYSSBA conventions for over 10 years; At this year’s expo, we hoped to once again pass on our expertise and experience working with and for school districts. Working with clients on projects like Energy Performance Contracts, building new classrooms or even therapeutic pools, allows for us at MSA to take part and contribute to the environment that students learn and grow in.

As a way to contribute even more so, as we do at each convention, Michael Shilale Architects held its annual Library Grant Prize Giveaway! We are so grateful for everyone who entered to win but this year’s prize goes to Ms. Carol Park of Sullivan County BOCES!

Congratulations to everyone at Sullivan County BOCES on this lucky win!

Reach out to us on how we can help improve your schools! Help us help you!

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Previous Library Grant Winners:

  • Mount Vernon City School District
  • Enlarged City School District
  • Beacon Schools
  • Mount Vernon CSD
  • Fire Island UFSD
  • Peekskill City School District
  • Cooperstown Central School District
  • Half Hollow Hills CSD
  • Southern Westchester BOCES
  • Ballston Spa Central School District
  • Monroe 2 BOCES
  • Briarcliff Manor UFSD
  • Greenwood Lake Union Free School District
  • Marlboro Central School District
  • Enlarged City School District of Middletown
  • Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District
  • Florida Union Free School District