The Board of Education honored community member Chris Quinn for his years of service to the Catskill Central School District. Mr. Quinn recently retired from the NY State Police and served as Catskill’s D.A.R.E officer for 23 years, teaching both 3rd and 5th graders about good decision making and the dangers of drugs and alcohol. Mr. Quinn has also been a part of our athletic department since the early 1990’s, serving in the past as a boys basketball coach, a softball coach, a baseball coach, and currently as our girls varsity basketball coach. He has visited classes as a community volunteer to share his first-hand experiences from events like September 11th and Hurricane Katrina, and he continues to volunteer in our schools in other ways as well. As recently as February, he took time to come in and be a guest reader at the elementary school’s “Read Across America” literacy celebration.
Mr. Quinn is shown here accepting a certificate of appreciation for his years of service from interim superintendent Annemarie Barkman and Board president Kyle Lyles at the March 22nd Board meeting. “I just enjoy working with the kids,” Mr. Quinn said later. “You never think about being recognized but it certainly is nice that people appreciate the things you do.”