Dion earns recognition for service to Phoenix schools

When the Phoenix Central School District established the “Making a Difference Award” three years ago, it aimed to honor those whose actions have left a lasting impression on the district. This year’s recipient, Sheila Dion, has left an indelible mark on the greater PCSD community and was recently recognized for her contributions.

On March 8, the PCSD Board of Education presented Dion with the award, citing her unwavering support for the district, its students and staff. She spearheaded the Erin’s Angels program, which provides food every week to nearly 125 students who face food insecurity. In addition to taking on that monumental effort, Dion also empowers other women with her “Oswego Women Lead” organization.

“Sheila is the definition of humanity and what can happen when people pursue kindness and selflessness and make that their life mission,” said John C. Birdlebough High School teacher Lisa Spereno, who nominated Dion for the award. “She will continue to make a difference and have a positive impact on this community for decades to come.”

PCSD Superintendent of Schools, Christopher Byrne, echoed those sentiments as he presented Dion with the honor.

“On behalf of the entire BOE, I can say that this is a very well-deserved award,” Byrne said. “Thank you so much for all that you have done for our students, our school and our community.”

For more information about the award or to nominate someone, please visit www.phoenixcsd.org/makingadifference.