The Sullivan County School Boards Association recently announced that they’ll be honoring former Town of Liberty Supervisor, Charlie Barbuti and Liberty High School teacher, Julie Buck, as the recipients of this year’s Sullivan County Outstanding Friend to Education Award and Outstanding Educator Award, respectively.
Julie Buck is a social studies teacher at Liberty Central School District and is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Educator Award. She has worked in the district for the past 14 years. She consistently goes above and beyond in all ways, motivating her students to be the best she believes they can be.
Charlie Barbuti, a Liberty resident, business owner, former Town Supervisor, and a graduate of the Liberty High School class of 1969, and former Board of Education member is the recipient of the Outstanding Friend of Education Award. He has championed cooperative relationships among the town, village, and district. He has been an advocate for Art on Main Street, an initiative led in part by the Liberty High School art department, resulting in last spring’s first annual Art Walk.
Both of these awards honor individuals who have made an impact on the education of children in Sullivan County. Buck and Barbuti will receive their awards at a dinner at the Villa Roma Clubhouse on Wednesday, May 31.