Oyster Bay Town Supervisor John Venditto, together with members of the Town Board, honored eight extraordinary recipients at the 11th annual Town of Oyster Bay "Women of Distinction" Awards Ceremony, held at Town Hall March 31. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements of women who either live or work in the Town.
"The 'Women of Distinction' Program has certainly proven to be a memorable tradition, honoring women who stand as role models for the younger generation in the Town of Oyster Bay," Supervisor Venditto said. "These women are a shining example of the outstanding citizenship that has made the Town of Oyster Bay such a special place to live and raise a family."
Debbie Bernstein from Plainview was named a Distinguished Woman in Education.
For more than 20 years, Debbie Bernstein has provided inspirational voluntary leadership to the Plainview-Old Bethpage School system. She is currently a member of the board of education, on which she has served as president and vice president. Debbie has guided the operations of the community's PTA service as president of various PTA groups in the district. She has served on numerous educational initiatives including the budget, health advisory, curriculum, transportation and district-wide site based management committees, among others. Debbie has also served as a member of the district-wide increased enrollment task force and as assistant director of the Nassau Region PTA. Through a dedicated record of significant voluntary activities, Debbie has made a difference in the lives of children throughout her community. Her vast involvement in the educational system for Plainview-Old Bethpage has helped improve the lives of many children, parents, teachers, administrators and other educational personnel. The Town of Oyster Bay is pleased to honor Debbie Bernstein as Distinguished Woman in Education.