Congratulating his fellow honorees, Don Dailey shared his sense of honor to be among them as a member of the Alumni Award Class of 2012, which included those honored in the categories of Administrator, Counselor, Educator, Diversity, Outstanding University Supervisor, Outstanding New Teacher, Excellence, Appreciation, and Excellence and Innovation.
Nominated by Barbara Robey, director of teaching and learning at the Mahoning County Educational Service Center, Dailey was recently honored at the Beeghly College of Education Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner, as the 2012 Lifetime Educational Service Award recipient.
Having begun his current service at Canfield Village Middle School serving as interim principal for grades five and six in January, Dailey will conclude his time at CVMS at the end of this school year.
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Currently serving as interim principal for grades five and six at Canfield Village Middle School, Don Dailey was recently honored at the Beeghly College of Education Outstanding Alumni Awards Dinner as the 2012 Lifetime Educational Service Award recipient.
Dailey's road to CVMS has been long and winding, one that began with a year teaching within the Perrysville School District, followed by a 37-year stint at Boardman Local Schools, during which he served as teacher, coach, education association president, assistant middle school principal, elementary school principal, director of instruction, and superintendent.
Information provided by Youngstown State University stated that during Dailey's career, which has extended to all levels of kindergarten through 12th grade education, most valued has been his working relationships in each position.
Although he retired from Boardman Local Schools, Daily rejoined the field of education serving as interim superintendent at Struthers City Schools for a 13-month period during 2007 and 2008, and again in 2009 to serve as substitute elementary principal in Boardman schools.
Addressing his peers at the event, Dailey shared that his story was reflected in those present, going on to note the unconditional love and support of his family, and expressing his gratitude towards the mentors, secretaries, colleagues, and friends who have all played supporting roles in his award-winning lifetime of educational service.