Written by Denise Nash Friday, 26 March 2010 00:00
The Nassau County Legislature honored outstanding women in Nassau County at its meeting on Monday, March 22 to commemorate Women’s History Month.
Plainview-Old Bethpage school board member Ginger Lieberman was chosen by Nassau County Legislator Judy Jacobs and was honored for her unconditional commitment to the betterment of the community.
Lieberman is an advocate for children and senior citizens, a member of the Plainview-Old Bethpage Board of Education, an award-winning author and a recognized expert on bullying behavior including cyberbullying.
Lieberman has been conducting workshops for the past 15 years for students, staff and parents on how to recognize and prevent bullying. She blazed the trail on identifying cyberbullying as an extension of the harassment that occurs in schools and set about incorporating that into the curriculum.
Lieberman co-authored Bully Frog, which was the first in a series of children’s books that focus on character education and was the winner of the 2004 National Legacy Book Award. Forlorn Frog, the sequel, was published in 2006.
“Ms. Lieberman is an outstanding example of a woman of today who combines intelligence, perseverance, compassion and caring,” said Jacobs. “Too numerous to mention all of her accomplishments, those which come to mind are 24 years service on the Plainview-Old Bethpage School Board, nine years as president and eight years as vice president; an author and nationally recognized expert on bullying. She wrote Bully Frog with her friend and co-author Roni Benson. I am honored to honor such a phenomenal individual who also served as the Child Care Commissioner of Nassau County from 2000 through 2008.”