Earlier in October, ASBO International honored Fort Sam Houston ISD, Assistant Superintendent for Finance and Operations, with its Distinguished Eagle Award.
At the 2023 ASBO International Annual Meeting & Expo, Fort Sam Houston ISD's Julie Novak was honored as a 2023 Distinguished Eagle Award Recipient. Per ASBO, this is the highest honor in school business, recognizing outstanding and unique contributions made by school business officials to their districts and the profession. In February, TASBO awarded Julie with the 2023 Commitment to Excellence Award.
Here's an excerpt from her award summary:
Two of the Fort Sam Houston Independent School District’s core beliefs are centered on serving the military child and providing a safe and caring environment. Working with Joint Base San Antonio–Fort Sam Houston, Julie Novak coordinated the implementation of the school resource officer program, which has grown to two full-time officers serving the district’s 1,600 students. Novak also led the implementation of a safety app that allows any employee to initiate a lockdown and has focused on making the physical environment more secure.
Committed to giving back to the profession, Novak has served Texas ASBO in a variety of leadership positions, including as president. Her volunteer work with ASBO International includes as a presenter at several annual conferences, conference session reviewer, and author for professional publications.