Dear Colleagues and Friends: Square Kim

Thank you for the opportunity to serve the New York State School Facilities Association as your president. I am especially honored to be the first female president of the Association in its 64-year history.

My priority this year is to work with our dynamic leadership and greater membership on continuing to empower our members to be the best leaders they can be. I am committed to building on the work of my predecessors in the areas of mentorship, communication and member education.

As school facilities directors, we have immense responsibility. It is on us to ensure our students have a healthy, safe and well-equipped learning environment; that we are fully informed of the policies that frame a significant portion of our work; that we are good stewards of often limited resources and big needs; and that the people with whom we are fortunate to work are empowered to perform at the best of their abilities.

Our Association gives us tools to help meet the challenges we face daily in this important work and, by spreading awareness of its importance to the school communities we serve, we facilitate important conversations about infrastructure and learning environments, and help both our departments and school districts succeed.

I urge you to take advantage of all your membership has to offer: education and professional development, mentorship, networking opportunities at the state and chapter level, our job bank and more.  Become actively involved with your local chapter, join us for Advocacy Day in Albany on March 3, and tell the SFA story in your district and community as often as you can.

Thank you for your commitment to our Association. I look forward to working with you in the year ahead.

Kims Updated Signature
Kim Parahus
Hewlett-Woodmere UFSD