The Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA) recently named Dr. Patrick Hill, President of the Anderson Community Schools Corporation (ACSC) Board of Trustees, as a recipient of their 2021 Distinguished Service Award. The award is presented to individuals who exhibit exemplary leadership and whose contributions have enhanced public education.
“I appreciate the Indiana School Boards Association (ISBA) training that led to me receiving this award,” said Dr. Hill. “ISBA provides its members with the knowledge base to tackle important issues affecting our schools.”
Dr. Hill has served as an ACSC board member since 2015. During that time he has helped to pass a community referendum which has upgraded many ACSC school buildings, supported the expansion of career and technical programs, and a variety of other school programs including 1:1 device learning, Project Lead the Way, and STEM.
Hill has also labored toward improving communication both with the community and ACSC administration, faculty, and staff. This has included a series of community outreach meetings and working closely with his fellow school board members to develop strategic partnerships to help address food insecurity and other challenges facing ACSC families.
“I would like to congratulate Dr. Hill on receiving this prestigious honor,” said Dr. Joe Cronk, Superintendent for ACSC. “We are grateful for his service, dedication, and leadership of Anderson Community Schools.”
The ISBA is expected to recognize Dr. Hill and the other recipients during a meeting in October. ACSC board member Jean Chaille received the Distinguished Service Award from ISBA in 2018.