Southern York superintendent wins top administrator award

Junior Gonzalez

Southern York County School District Superintendent Sandra Lemmon received a top administrative honor this month from a statewide librarian group, according to a district release.

From left, Southern York High School Librarian Kayse Corrieri, Friendship Elementary School Librarian Anne Bozievich and Superintendent Dr. Sandra Lemmon pose for their award for Outstanding School Administrator by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association.

Lemmon was named the 2017 Outstanding School Administrator by the Pennsylvania School Librarians Association at its annual conference in Hershey. She was chosen from among several hundred school administrators in the state, according to the release.

According to the PSLA, Lemmon has worked to keep a fully certified, full-time librarian on the staff at every library in the school district.

“Dr. Lemmon is a strong advocate for the library programs of Southern York County School District,” said PSLA awards committee co-chair Lauren Strohecker in a statement. “She is quick to shine a light on the district’s librarians, whom she calls ‘the real driving force behind the success of the district’s library programs,’” Strohecker added.

Lemmon said the school district’s library program inspires everyone in the community to “develop a love of reading and learning.”

“Libraries are vital places where students, teachers and the entire community can communicate, collaborate, create and share ideas with one another,” Lemmon said in a release.