Tom Price has been recognized by the Wisconsin Association of School District Administrators, or WASDA, with a 2018 Bert Grover Child Advocacy Certificate of Recognition. Superintendent of Schools Matthew Joynt nominated Price for his work and leadership in a range of volunteer and support capacities, including time served in key leadership roles in the Mequon-Thiensville School District community.
He served as president of the Mequon-Thiensville Education Foundation and was also a member of a committee formed to develop recommendations for the sustained quality of the school district. The recommendations of that committee ultimately led to a successful referendum in the year 2015. As an influential member of the Homestead High School Booster Club, Price was instrumental in a campaign to engage the community to raise funds for a multisport turf field that was installed in 2015.
A passion for athletics has led Price to his involvement in a number of activities working directly with young athletes in the community. He has served many years as an assistant coach in the Homestead High School wrestling program, Thiensville-Mequon Youth Baseball Association president, Mequon-Thiensville Youth Wrestling Program leader and Cardinal Football director of administration.
“Over the last few years, I have had the opportunity to work closely with Tom and learned firsthand what a tremendous asset he is to the work we do to support our youth,” said Joynt. “Whether he is providing leadership to a volunteer organization that supports our youth, raising funds to support our students, or coaching student athletes, Tom is passionate about working to ensure that our youth have endless opportunities to build the confidence, passion and resolve that will fuel their future achievements.”
WASDA is a professional educational organization primarily for those who serve as superintendents. The association additionally advocates for students who attend Wisconsin public schools. The Bert Grover Child Advocacy Award program annually recognizes either individuals or organizations who have made significant contributions to Wisconsin youth.