H. Still, athletic director of the Boston Public Schools, was recently
honored with the Theodore “Ted” Damko Award for leadership in
interscholastic sports by the Massachusetts Secondary Schools Athletic
Directors Association (MSSADA).
The Damko award is
presented annually to an athletic director in each of eight districts
who has exemplified the highest standards of the profession and has
made significant contributions to a school, district or community.
A resident of Hyde Park, Still has served as senior program director
for athletics in the Boston Public Schools since July 2003. A graduate
of The English High School, Still began his career in the Boston Public
Schools in 1973 as a history teacher, and has since worked as a
teacher, coach and guidance counselor in several Boston middle and high
He has also served as an admissions officer and men’s basketball coach
at Brandeis University and a former director of Balfour Academy, a
college access program established by Northeastern University to help
Boston students obtain the skills and confidence ready to succeed on
the collegiate level.
“This honor is certainly well-deserved,” said Superintendent Carol R.
Johnson. “All of us in the Boston Public Schools — especially our
student athletes — are fortunate to have Ken Still creating
opportunities in school sports throughout the district.”
Alfreda Harris, a member of the Boston School Committee and longtime
supporter of youth sports, echoed the superintendent’s sentiment.
“Ken Still is truly devoted to the success of Boston’s students — both
in the classroom and on the athletic field,” said Harris, herself a
2007 recipient of the MSSADA’s Distinguished Service Award. “He
understands the power of sports to develop the athletes, scholars and
community leaders of tomorrow.”