The 2020/21 recipient of the NYS AHPERD Western Zone Amazing Person Award iis Mai Nguyen
Mai received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Health and Physical Education and a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Canisius College. She also earned a Master’s Degree in Creative Studies from SUNY Buffalo. She is the Director of Social, Emotional and Wellness Supports for the Buffalo Public Schools where she advocates for the importance between health, wellness, and academic achievement. She has a diverse perspective in her position, having worked as an educator in public, private and charter schools, from kindergarten to twelfth grade, suburban, rural and urban settings. Mai’s is a creative thinker which leads her to outside of the box programming. She is an active member of the Western Zone serving as the Zone Conference Coordinator where she works on all matters related to the conference in addition to helping coordinate presentations at monthly meetings and presenting, Mia is a real asset to the Western Zone. President Seymour, it is with great pleasure the Western Zone recognizes Mai Nguyen as their Amazing Person.