Dorothy Burke, assistant principal at Veterans Memorial Middle School, was honored at the May 4 Board of Education Meeting as the recipient of the 2021-22 Vineland Administrators and Supervisors Association (VASA) Administrator of the Year.
The award was presented by Kristen Speakman, principal of Winslow Elementary School and president of VASA. VASA represents nearly 40 district principals, assistant principals, and supervisors. Members submit nominees based on qualities they feel make the nominees stand out in their field.
Burke, who has been working in the Vineland Public School District for over 20 years, was nominated for her dedication to the students of Vineland. Burke was praised for her innovative activities and for continually trying to provide a positive learning environment. Burke is notably the creator of VMS mascot Sgt. Roary.
A clip of the presentation from Speakman and Burke’s thank you can be viewed here: https://bit.ly/3MKjrsu