This year's honorees included Mary Bonauto, Eleanor Boyd
, Jennifer Levi, Yolanda Rivera and Susan Wolfson.
...ELEANOR BOYDEleanor Jeanne Moore Boyd
believes in the adage that, "one hundred years from now it will not matter what my bank account was, the type of house I lived in, or the kind of car I drove, but the world may be different because I was important in the life of a child."Not only is this part of her
belief system but is the way Eleanor
has chosen to live her
life.If a cause is for enhancing the educational and/or cultural experience of children and the community, Eleanor Boyd
learned at an early age that one must first prepare for the future but live to share the knowledge gained with others.She
matriculated at Johnson C. Smith University
in Charlotte, North Carolina studying elementary education.She furthered her studies in special education at Virginia State College and received a Master's of Science in Special Education and a Sixth Year Certification in Supervision and Administration at Southern Connecticut State University. During her professional career she worked as a teacher, administrative intern, Assistant Principal, Principal, Supervisor of Special Education, Director of Drop-out Prevention and Director of Pupil Personnel in the New Haven Public Schools.Regardless of her position she was always advocating for kids, whether it was leading the Drop-out Prevention Program or starting innovative vocational program that worked with local businesses in New Haven. Eleanor
committed to her
family with her
profession and used those valuable experiences to inform work and activism.Eleanor has worked with, and chaired numerous committees related to her profession, community, and spirituality.
Eleanor's professional affiliations have included the School Administrators Association, the Administration and Supervision Association of the Special Education Administrators and the Council of Exceptional Children
.She is presently a member of the Retired Educators Association.
Eleanor's important work has been recognized by many community-based awards, including the Congressional Recognition
for Community Service, Women Who Make a Difference - New Haven Register, the National Council of Negro Women's President's Leadership Award and the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People's Civic Leader Award
is proud to honor Eleanor
dedication to the education of all students and for her
leadership in organizations that address issues affecting the community and children.