Almost 200 people turned out for a June 1 reception at the Boathouse at Mercer Lake in West Windsor to honor Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, who is retiring in July after almost 10 years as executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association.

“It was touching to have my family, many staff members from NJSBA, friends and education and political leaders attend the reception to wish me well,” Feinsod said. “I was humbled by the turnout and show of support. The people who joined us are a big part of the reason I always say working at NJSBA has been one of the best jobs I’ve ever had. I will miss the incredibly dedicated board members of our state, the officers, and the best staff of any school boards association in the nation. I know they will continue their stellar work on behalf of our schools.” He added, “It has been a great personal and professional privilege to serve as executive director of such an outstanding organization that has an amazing impact on the lives of children.”

In the May 17 issue of School Board Notes, the NJSBA announced that Dr. Timothy Purnell, a former New Jersey Superintendent of the Year, will succeed Feinsod as executive director.

Below are some photos from the celebration, which was paid for by the individuals attending.

Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod (second from right) with many of the NJSBA staff who attended the reception. (Photo by Jean Rivera Photography)
Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan, acting commissioner of education, shares some of her memories about working with Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of NJSBA. (Photo by Jean Rivera Photography)
Sheila Oliver, lieutenant governor of New Jersey, delivered videotaped remarks that were aired at the reception. She expressed appreciation for Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod’s work as executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association.
Rajpal Bath, an aide to Gov. Phil Murphy, delivered remarks on behalf of the governor at the reception honoring Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod’s work as executive director of the New Jersey School Boards Association. (Photo by Jean Rivera Photography)
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of NJSBA, with his wife, Sharon, family and friends. (Photo by Jean Rivera Photography)
Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of NJSBA, with Patrice Maillet, the Association’s
acting deputy executive director. (Photo by Jean Rivera Photography)
Scores of people turned out to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, executive director of NJSBA, who is retiring in July. (Photo by Jean Rivera Photography)
Jonathan Pushman, director of governmental relations at NJSBA, hugs Dr. Lawrence S. Feinsod, who is retiring as NJSBA executive director in July. (Photo by Jean Rivera Photography)
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