Public service can be a thankless job.
It wasn’t until after the 9/11 attacks that Americans were jarred into realizing the daily sacrifice of first responders. Educators seem more often criticized than praised. Double that for any government bureaucrats, expected to do everything and spend nothing.
So when a public servant wins a significant honor, it can be a big deal.
That’s the case with the Bill Barr Leadership Award given to retiring Columbia County school superintendent, Charles Nagle.