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Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship


Testimonials from the Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship Recipients of 2016

Receiving the scholarship to attend the Annual Meeting has been a great honor and experience for me in my professional life. I know that the knowledge and experience I’ve gained through this conference will benefit my students, staff, district, and community. – Michael Gerlach

The Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship experience far exceeded my expectations. I now had an arsenal of fellow leaders and friends to help me navigate any and all future school business challenges. With their support, I will be better equipped to create thoughtful and creative solutions. – Shelly Murphy

With this experience I have been able to build friendships with colleagues from across the nation that will last beyond the conference. – Brian Tomamichel

Attending the annual meeting because of the scholarship is one of the best experiences of my career so far. Every aspect exceeded my expectations and has changed how I can and will do my job! – Sarah Viera





Being a recipient of the ESBL allowed me the opportunity to attend the 2016 meeting and gain not only the confirmation that this is the only career option for me, but allowed me to connect to other people just as passionate about the success of the profession and our kids. I wouldn’t have been able to be here without it and would still be asking “did I make the right decision?” I’m all in now! – Shaquita Burke

The Scholarship provided me with the opportunity to attend an outstanding professional development conference and to network with talented professionals across the country. – Tim Gronski

The Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship allowed me to experience valuable professional development opportunities unlike any other. Being able to attend the 2016 AM&E due to the scholarship will allow me to bring back vital information to help my district and see the value in all that ASBO does. – Jeff Feyerer

I think SBO’s need to use all available resources to be successful. In just a few short days I’ve expanded my resource pool tenfold. – Neal Breen

As a second-year SBO, this experience allowed me to expand my network of peers and gave me the tools to approach problems from a global perspective. – Justin Attaway
On a day to day basis, business officials have so few peers. Being able to make connections with others in similar places in their own careers has been invaluable. – Justin Petrone

What a wonderful opportunity to learn and connect.
– Rob Ogg

What an awesome experience attending ASBO’s 2016 Annual Meeting. Diverse workshops, awesome general session speakers, and ample networking opportunities. See you next year in Denver! – Robert Chady

The Emerging School Business Leaders Scholarship experience was unlike any professional development I’ve previously attended. In addition to the educational sessions, the program helped me establish a core group of colleagues that I can always reach out to. The program has met and exceeded my expectations. – Caitlin Kaufman