Mrs. Sandy Herman
Lion’s Pride Award Recipient – Mrs. Sandy HermanPresented on Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at the School Board of Directors Public Meeting
Mrs.Sandy Herman is the recipient of the Lion’s Pride Award for her over 30 years of volunteerism and service to the Lower Moreland Township School District and our county. Sandy Herman has been a resident of Lower Moreland Township SchoolDistrict for over 30 years. The scope of Mrs. Herman’s work and accomplishments are so great that there are far too many to summarize here. We hope that the following paints a clear picture of the tremendous generosity and significance of Mrs.Herman’s contributions to both our school and our community. Mrs. Herman began her career of volunteerism when her children were very young. Her children both Brad and Julie are graduates of the Lower Moreland Township SchoolDistrict. Almost 24 years ago, Sandy began volunteering in their classes and serving as a Den Mother and DaisyLeader for the Boys and Girls Scouts. At Pine Road, she served as a library volunteer, homeroom mom, as well as co-chaired many events such as volleyball tournaments and craft fairs. From 1987-2001, Sandy was the membership chair for all three of our schools on the Lower Moreland Executive PTSA which was later renamed to the LM PTA. She also served as the Liaison from Executive PTA attending almost every board meeting for over 15 years. Through Mrs. Herman’s efforts and vision,email communication began between the PTA with the posting of minutes andinformation for all parents and stakeholders. At Murray Avenue, Sandy created a new and improved school store along with Ms. Sue Blumenthal. She also co-designed a new banner for the school using the lion design of Ms. KatheWalz. At the High School as Co-President with Mrs. Marion Nowroozi, Sandy created the Parent Advisory Committee, hosted the inaugural luncheon for the High School PTA at the Eastern Center for the Arts & Technology, various fund raising which led to added resources for the High School.
Sandy has been an enthusiastic member of countless committees, groups and organizations some of which include:
· 10 years of service on the Youth Aid Panel program of the Montgomery CountyDistrict Attorney’s Office. This is a panel which works to help children in the overwhelmed juvenile court system.
· On goingmember of the Huntingdon Valley Jr. Women’s Club – as a member of this group,Sandy created a parent group called Parents for Positive Choices which empowers youth to make choices in and out of school.
· She was a part of the LM Community Links which for ten years encouraged parents and students to come together for activities of inclusion. This group is now known as Valley Community Outreach.
· She is the co-founder of the parent advocates of Lower Moreland – PALM –a support group for parents of children with learning differences.
· Sandyis one of the original builders along with Mrs. Diana Sullivan’s interact group of the Valley Youth Center.
· Over the years, Sandy played a significant role in AIDS education creating programs that educate parents and students.
· She has served on the LMHS Hall of Fame selection committee and on strategic planning committees.
Of Sandy’s many accomplishments, she is most proud of the following:
· Creating a comprehensive and widely attended program called ‘No, Not my Child” where a teamof school and outside professionals came together with parents to discussissues related to drug and alcohol in our schools.