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Lana Weinstein honored with Friend of Public Education Award

The 2018 Friend of Public Education Award, given by the Pennsylvania State Education Association/Mideastern Region (PSEA/MER), was presented to the marketing professional who has promoted the importance and value of public education in Bucks and Montgomery counties for nearly 15 years.

Lana Weinstein, an account manager at DDCworks in Center City Philadelphia, received the honor earlier this month at the organization’s bi-annual House of Delegates meeting at Spring Mill Manor in Ivyland.

“We are delighted to honor Lana with this award,” said Alan Malachowski, president of PSEA/MER. “For so many years, she has worked closely with the Council for the Advancement of Public Schools (CAPS) to shine a spotlight on the wonderful education, social and support opportunities that our students enjoy and helped us to advocate for issues that matter to our children’s education.”

Lana, of Upper Dublin Township, first began working with CAPS in 2003.

“It’s exciting to receive an award for doing work that I enjoy so much and I am really touched,” said Lana. “I believe deeply in the importance of strong public schools, having graduated from and sent my children to them. I know from first-hand experience how many opportunities public schools provide and I love working alongside dedicated education professionals and observing their passion and commitment to teaching every child, no matter what their skills or challenges.”

As part of their work, Lana and the DDCworks team create television commercials and videos to highlight the personal investment teachers have in their students and publicize the annual “Touch the Future” art show, which celebrates the creative work of hundreds of students each year. 

“We are proud of Lana and the campaign she has led to ensure as many people in Bucks and Montgomery counties as possible understand the important role public education plays in their communities,” said DDCworks CEO Mike Diccicco. “The depth of her knowledge of the issues that face public education has enabled our team to create messages that have helped the public to understand what goes on in a 21st century classroom and why their support matters.”

PHOTO CAP: Lana Weinstein