Recreation Director Nancy McShea recently earned the Certified Park and Recreation Executive (CPRE) certification granted by the National Certification Board in conjunction with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA).
The CPRE program recognizes advanced skills and competencies related to the practice and delivery of park and recreation programs and services. McShea is among the first ever to earn this new certification.
To earn the certification, individuals must hold a current Certified Park and Recreation Professional certification, meet specific requirements for education and experience, and pass an exam covering a comprehensive set of topics including communication, finance, human resources, operations and planning.
McShea currently works as the recreation director for the town of Wayland, and park and recreation director for the town of Sudbury. In addition, she is currently serving as president of the Massachusetts Recreation and Park Association.
CPRE establishes a national standard for managerial, administrative and executive parks and recreation professionals, and focuses on the practical knowledge and current real world skills necessary in today’s changing park and recreation environment. It signifies to the public that the leaders of park and recreation agencies seek to uphold the highest standards of service for the communities they serve.
Please join me in congratulating Nancy on this achievement.