Public Education Foundation's Magamoll Earns Prestigious State Honor
NOTE: this media release was written in large part based on a release sent by SUNSPRA, the Sunshine State School Public Relations Association:
Allison B. Campbell, APR, CPRC
SUNSPRA Executive Director
PUBLIC EDUCATION FOUNDATION’S MAGAMOLL EARNS
PRESTIGIOUS STATE HONOR
Ocala, FL (Dec. 3, 2020) – The Sunshine State School Public Relations Association is proud to announce Meghan Magamoll, Take Stock in Children (TSIC) Program Coordinator for the Public Education Foundation of Marion County, as its 2020 Margie Davidson Leading Light Award winner. SUNSPRA recognized Magamoll and Osceola Schools Superintendent Dr. Debra Pace by video earlier today during the Florida School Boards Association/Florida Association of District School Superintendents’ Annual Joint Conference, held virtually this year.
The Margie Davidson Leading Light Award spotlights individuals and organizations for providing outstanding support to public education. Magamoll was honored in part due to adaptations made during the coronavirus pandemic. Through the Foundation’s Take Stock in Children program, 200 low-income high school students in Marion County receive mentoring from adult volunteers across the community. When mentoring moved online in August, TSIC accomplished 333 percent of its original mentoring session goals in just the first quarter of the 2020-2021 school year. It is targeted to surpass 1,500 online sessions by the end of the semester, averaging 15 hours of mentor sessions per day.
Under Magamoll’s leadership, TSIC also hosted a 2020 drive-in graduation where each graduate received a celebration box of treats and a brand-new laptop computer; two food-and- supply drives to directly benefit all of its high school mentees; several virtual “Back to School” workshops; “Lunch & Learns” and more.
The Margie Davidson Leading Light Award honors the late St. John’s County communications director who championed the award process started in 2002.
SUNSPRA also recognized Dr. Pace as its 2020 Outstanding Superintendent Communicator.
For more information, contact SUNSPRA Executive Director, Allison B. Campbell, APR, CPRC at Allison@AandACampbellGroup.com or the respective winners. *Photos attached.
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SUNSPRA is an organization dedicated to the needs, goals, and professional development of public relations experts specializing in education communications in Florida, and is a chapter of NSPRA, the National School Public Relations Association. SUNSPRA builds widespread support for public education by engaging all key stakeholders in student success and public school improvement, and strives to become the premier resource for educational information in Florida.