Nineteen MCPS educators who received certification by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2018 were celebrated during a pinning ceremony on May 13.
Montgomery County far surpasses all other districts in Maryland and is ranked first among the top five school districts in Maryland.
National Board Certification, a voluntary program established by NBPTS, is achieved through an assessment process designed to measure what accomplished educators should know and be able to do. The process requires educators to demonstrate how their activities, both inside and outside the classroom, strengthen student performance and contribute to student achievement.
Eleven Food Service Employees Honored for Dedication
Food service employees, who serve millions of meals to Montgomery County schoolchildren each year, were honored in conjunction with the annual celebration of School Nutrition Employee Week. Eleven employees were recognized for their dedication and outstanding performance; they were given certificates at a breakfast celebration held on May 10. This year’s honorees are:
- Saul Alonzo, operations assistant, Food Services Warehouse
- Mireille Ayoub, cafeteria worker I, Rose Parks Middle School
- Christine Blanton, cafeteria manager IV, Montgomery Blair High School
- Monica Bolt, central production facility worker I, Food Services Central Production Facility
- Tracy Castle, cafeteria manager IV, Northwest High School
- Elizabeth Chaparro, cafeteria worker I, Harmony Hills Elementary School
- Iris Ferrufino, cafeteria worker I, Sligo Middle School
- Sandra Joya, food services satellite manager III, Burtonsville Elementary School
- Samantha Panduwawala, cafeteria worker I, Redland Middle School
- Chaoxia Sun, cafeteria worker I, Goshen Elementary School and Lathrop E. Smith Environmental Education Center
- Li-Ming Wang, cafeteria worker I, Walter Johnson High School