Sue Smegel Awarded Art Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award
On May 13th, PUSD will honor Piedmont resident and former Piedmont Middle School Teacher, Ms. Sue Smegal with the Art Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award.
This award is presented annually to individuals who have volunteered their efforts over a period of time and made a difference because of their involvement and commitment to Piedmont’s youth.
Sue Smegal, former Piedmont Middle School teacher, two-term Board of Education member, and long-time volunteer in the schools and community, will be honored with this year’s Arthur Hecht Volunteer of the Year Award. The award is presented each year to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the community and to Piedmont’s youth through volunteer service over a period of many years.
Ms. Smegal has been a fierce advocate for children in Piedmont and the East Bay for over 45 years. She stands at the ready to support the schools and community, as is evidenced by her vast and exhaustive list of volunteer activities which include, serving on the Wildwood Parents Club Board, the Piedmont Boy Scouts Board, the Ann Martin Center Board, the PEF Board, and as a two-term Board of Education member (1980-1988).
Ms. Smegal was a founding member of the 1983 Steering Committee for Funds for Piedmont’s Future, the group that went on to start the Piedmont School Parcel Tax.
As a former teacher at Piedmont Middle School (1989-2000), she has been a strong advocate for student health and wellness. She has served as a Hill Branch Member at Children‘s Hospital Oakland, a member of the Alameda County Child Abuse Prevention Task Force, and the PUSD Wellness Center Advisory Committee.
Ms. Smegal is a highly respected community member, her insights and perspective on children and the communities that support them continues to be valued by many.