Roland James is honored by the Sharon Education Foundation as the first recipient of the Lee Flaxer Award.
On Sunday April 9, 2006 The Sharon Education Foundation held the Lee Flaxer Award dinner at Christinas in Foxborough. Many gathered at this event to honor the life of this special woman. Lee Flaxer was an educator in the Sharon Public School System. Lee was admired by the administration, her co-workers, parents and the thousands of children whose lives she touched. The Lee Flaxer award commemorates her life while honoring an individual or individuals who makes a difference in the lives of children through dedication and personal involvement.
Roland James was the first recipient of this award. #38 Cornerback for the New England Patriots for 11 seasons Roland continued his work in football after he left the professional field.
As a football coach at Sharon High School, Roland showed true dedication to his players both on and off the field. Mark Wayshak once a member of Roland's high school football team, now a member of the Sharon Education Foundation Board shared stories and memories of the impact Roland had on his life as he presented the award to this most deserving recipient. Roland and Carmel James along with their three sons have been residents of the town of Sharon for almost two decades. Roland and Carmel have also opened their home and their hearts to more than 25 foster children, offering to them a safe and loving place to call home.
It was an honor and a privilege to be a part of this ceremony. Roland is truly a deserving recipient of this award. NEPAC sends our congratulatory wishes to Roland and his entire family. He is an exceptional member of the NEPAC organization!!!