Faculty Spotlight

2024 Distinguished Service Award Announced

April 12, 2024

Forman School is proud to announce that the 2024 Frederick M. Lione Distinguished Service Award recipient is Missi Boyer P’16, P’18, Director of Town Funding and Cognition & Learning Teacher. Board of Trustees President Eric Ebbert P’16 presented Missi with the award at the All-School Assembly on April 12th. 

Missi says it was a special honor to receive the award, noting the time she spent with Fred Lione while he was on Forman’s Board of Trustees. 

“I knew Fred Lione very well. He was an amazing person, ran his own business, while dedicating his life to community services, serving on multiple boards,” Missi shares. “My fondest memory of him was sitting with him and his wife at lunch before the Board meetings started on Fridays. He was the most amazing storyteller, and his dedication to Forman was unwavering. Because of my relationship with Fred over the years, I am truly humbled by such a distinguished honor. It is the reason why I became so emotional.” 

Missi has been an integral member of the Forman community since 1996, previously serving as the Science Department Chair. One of her nominations reads, in part, “She has given herself selflessly to the education of our students in many capacities. Her passion to help students discover their affinities through science or any other subject is immeasurable.” 

This award is given annually to honor the legacy of Frederick M. Lione Jr., P’91, a long-time Forman Trustee who passed away in 2022. The award is presented to a member of the Forman faculty, administration, staff, or Forman Trustee for outstanding, dedicated service to the school over a period of years. 

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