Thursday, October 23, 2014

Reception tonight for departing Communities In Schools director

By The Herald Staff | 4/25/2014

Becky Nevergold has touched a lot of lives in the Ottawa school system as the executive director of Ottawa Communities In Schools, staff members said.

Now the community will have an opportunity to wish Nevergold well as she heads into retirement.

Becky Nevergold has touched a lot of lives in the Ottawa school system as the executive director of Ottawa Communities In Schools, staff members said.

Now the community will have an opportunity to wish Nevergold well as she heads into retirement.

Communities In Schools is planning a reception for Nevergold from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. today in the Cyclone Room at Ottawa High School, 1120 S. Ash St., Ottawa.

The public is invited to attend, and refreshments will be served, Cassie Myers, Communities In Schools site coordinator at the high school, said.

A table will be set up where attendees can write a note to Nevergold. Communities In Schools staff plan to collect the notes and make them into a scrapbook for Nevergold, Myers said.

The Ottawa community has much to be proud of, Malissa Martin, president and chief executive officer of Communities In Schools of Mid-America, Lawrence, said as she presented Nevergold and her staff with CIS Mid-America’s inaugural award for Communities In Schools affiliate of the year in January.

“[Communities In Schools of Ottawa] is the most successful implementation of an independent CIS affiliate anywhere in the Midwestern part of this country in the last decade,” Martin said to a round of applause at the awards presentation in the Ottawa school district board room.

The Ottawa affiliate was established in July 2007, and many Communities In Schools and school district staff and community members give Nevergold credit for much of its success.

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