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Board of Education honors outstanding employees at its November meeting – Charles County Public Schools

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The Board of Education of Charles County at its Nov. 9 meeting honored 5 Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees members for his or her dedication to the college system and pupil success. Each month, the Board honors employees members chosen by their college principals for recognition who exhibit their dedication to instructing and studying.

Honored by the Board at its November meeting have been Mildred Alexander-Moses of Matthew Henson Middle School; Lea Flynn of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd Elementary School; Andrew Shanbarger of Daniel of St. Thomas Jenifer Elementary School; Alisha Sweatt of William B. Wade Elementary School; and Todd Wogamon of the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center.

Alexander-Moses is a pupil personnel employee (PPW) at Henson the place she oversees the college’s proof of domicile marketing campaign, ensures college students have their required immunizations and checks off different essential duties. However, it’s her dedication to college students and households that makes Alexander-Moses deserving of recognition, Henson Principal Christina Caballero mentioned. “[She has an] unwavering dedication to the families of Matthew Henson; ensuring they have the resources to feel safe and successful not only at school, but at home and in our community,” Caballero mentioned. Alexander-Moses participates in Spirit Weeks, builds rapport with college students by way of video games and weekly “check ins.” Beyond Henson’s partitions, she builds relationships with group members and organizations and “works with them to provide crucial services and resources to our families to include school supplies, food for weekends, holiday meals, clothes, furniture and eyeglasses, just to name a few,” Caballero mentioned. Alexander-Moses was a CCPS college counselor earlier than turning into a PPW. She collaborates with Henson employees — from college counselors and secretaries to the college psychologist, administration and division heads — to verify they’re doing essentially the most to help college students and their households. “She brings knowledge, experience, empathy and kindness to our building every day,” Caballero mentioned. “She never appears flustered or frustrated and is always kind and compassionate when working with students and families.”

Flynn has devoted almost twenty years to CCPS, all of which she has spent at Dr. Mudd. As a prekindergarten educational assistant, Flynn is an instrumental half of the college household, Principal Orlena Whatley mentioned. “Ms. Flynn believes in planting seeds and watching them grow in the community she calls home in her effort to serve our school community and the students we serve,” Whatley mentioned. Flynn is a member of the Sunshine Committee and organizes daycare and van rider choose up at Dr. Mudd. She is a caring employees member who may be counted on to recollect a birthday, plan a celebration or consolation a grieving employees member. She jumps into create bulletin boards and prepares supplies for college students who have been absent. Flynn participates in school conferences the place she shares finest practices and suggestions. “She believes that you are never too old to learn something new,” Whatley mentioned. Whatley describes Flynn as a group participant who helps college students, dad and mom, academics and fellow educational assistants, and who reveals up at each college operate and actions. “She encourages others to volunteer, participate in functions and helps create a classroom environment that is student-centered because she believes in making a positive impact on everything she does,” Whatley mentioned. “She lives in the community and believes in taking care of our school family.”

Shanbarger is an issue solver who has taught at Jenifer for greater than a decade. He joined Jenifer as a classroom instructor earlier than transitioning to turn into the college’s science instructor. Shanbarger helps the college run easily by coordinating with administration to design the grasp schedule. He troubleshoots employees considerations and shares know-how and instructing suggestions along with his coworkers. He serves as Jenifer’s consultant to the Education Association of Charles County (EACC) and has been a component of the negotiating committee. Jenifer has nominated Shanbarger for SMECO’s program to that acknowledges academics for outstanding achievements in science, know-how, engineering and math (STEM). He runs an afterschool program targeted on robotics. “He supports teaching and learning in whatever capacity he can,” Jenifer Principal Kevin Jackson mentioned. “Andy is always suggesting ways to solve problems at Jenifer.”

As a entrance workplace secretary at Wade, Sweatt usually interacts with dad and mom, college students and guests. As she is at present taking courses to get her diploma in counseling, Sweatt is comfy speaking to individuals and serving to resolve points and conflicts. “She acts with compassion toward students, staff and families that come to the office with requests,” William Miller, Wade’s principal, mentioned. “When talking with students, she considers each student’s viewpoint.” At the tip of the college day, Sweatt oversees the dismissal course of and manages every pupil’s transportation plan concerning how they’ll get house. She volunteers to pitch in throughout college actions. Sweatt takes half in lots of occasions that bridge the college and group together with a spaghetti dinner hosted for group members who have been furloughed, the college’s annual vacation bazaar, STEM Night and the trunk or deal with.

A former athletic coach, Wogamon was uniquely certified to assist carry the bodily rehabilitation program to CCPS. He teaches the programs at Stethem which makes use of undertaking and problem-based studying, scientific experiences, in addition to classroom and lab instruction to introduce college students concerning the area of well being care. During hybrid studying, Wogamon was one of the CCPS employees members piloting new know-how within the classroom to show in-person college students and those that engaged at school just about. Wogamon is pursuing his grasp’s diploma and attends trainings {and professional} growth alternatives, to profit college students. “Mr. Wogamon is always striving to build quality, engaging lessons,” Stethem Principal Curry Werkheiser.

About CCPS

Charles County Public Schools gives 27,000 college students in grades prekindergarten by way of 12 with an academically difficult training. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 colleges that provide a technologically superior, progressive and top quality training that builds character, equips for management and prepares college students for all times, careers and better training.

The Charles County public college system doesn’t discriminate on the idea of race, shade, faith, nationwide origin, intercourse, sexual orientation, gender identification, age or incapacity in its packages, actions or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (college students) or Nikial M. Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For particular lodging name 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks previous to the occasion.

CCPS gives nondiscriminatory equal entry to high school services in accordance with its Use of Facilities guidelines to designated youth teams (together with, however not restricted to, the Boy Scouts).