LOCS School Board Pres. Birgit McQuiston receives state MASB Diamond Award


Each year the Michigan Association of School Boards awards local school board members from across the state for their efforts to improve their leadership skills, become more effective school leaders, demonstrating their commitment to student achievement and their own continuous improvement.
One of the recipients of these awards was Lake Orion Community Schools Board of Education President Birgit McQuiston, who was awarded the 2018 Master Diamond Award.
McQuiston has been active on the LOCS school board for seven years now and has previously held the positions of secretary and vice president before taking over as president in January.
This is McQuiston’s fifth award from the MASB. She has also been awarded the Certified Boardmember Award, Award of Merit, Award of Distincion and Master Boardmember Award.
The Master Diamond Award is given to board members who have completed 14 advanced-level classes in MASB’s leadership training and 528 education credits.
McQuiston is joined by 22 other Oakland County school board members who also recieved awards from the MASB in 2018.
McQuiston was first elected as a school board trustee in May 2011.
— By Megan Kelley

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