Johns Hopkins to Offer Online Ed.D. Program
MCPS and Johns Hopkins University will be offering a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) program. The three-year, 54-credit partnership program targets professional staff members with courses online and in hybrid face-to-face/online meetings. An interest meeting will be held from 4–5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 12 in the Pine Room at 45 W. Gude Dr. in Rockville. Register on PDO.
Lakelands Park MS Assistant Principal Honored
Carrie Reed, assistant principal at Lakelands Park Middle School, is one of five individuals to receive the City of Gaithersburg’s “Person of Character Award.” The award is presented to those who consistently demonstrates trustworthiness, respect, responsibility, fairness, caring and citizenship. Carrie was nominated for this award for her intensive work with the Latino/Hispanic population; she tutors struggling students during her lunch hour. She also helps to train and mentor other assistant principals. The award will be presented on Monday, Feb. 3 at the 3rd Mayor and City Council Meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Read more here.
Barnsley Teacher Recognized by Local Radio Show
Lauren Holmes, a kindergarten teacher at Lucy V. Barnsley Elementary School, was recently selected as a WASH-FM Teacher of the Week by the 97.1 WASH-FM Morning Show. She won a $100 gift card to the Goodstone Inn & Restaurant in Middleburg, Va. She was nominated by parent Julia Samiento.
Nominations for Distinguished Service Awards Due Feb. 11
A reminder that the Montgomery County Board of Education is seeking nominations from the public for its 17th Annual Awards for Distinguished Service to Public Education. The awards are sponsored by the Board to recognize and show appreciation to individuals, including students, groups and organizations that have made exemplary contributions to public education in Montgomery County. Online nomination forms are available here. Completed nomination forms are due by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11.
Board of Education Makes Two Administrative Appointments
The Board of Education approved the following administrative appointments at its Jan. 14 business meeting:
Joshua Ian Civin, currently Counsel to the Director of Litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, was appointed as the new In-House General Counsel for MCPS. In this newly created position, Mr. Civin will provide legal support and advice to the superintendent and the MCPS leadership team. He will also work with the leadership and staff of the Montgomery County Board of Education on various matters, including revising and developing policy.
Kia Middleton-Murphy, currently assistant to the associate superintendent, Office of Special Education and Student Services, as supervisor, Department of Special Education Services, Office of Special Education and Student Services.
Thank you to Stan Lawson for always doing his job, with a smile and a great attitude every minute of every day! We love having you here, Stan!
—Cynthia E. Hustek, administrative secretary, Laytonsville Elementary School
Katrina McGarry is a problem solver! She consistently responds to all web requests from our department promptly and accurately. Thanks for making me look good, Katrina!
—Mary Twillman, communications assistant, Human Resources and Development
Kudos to cafeteria staff Kelly Moreland and Cathy Kenly (John Poole MS), Cathy Bateman and Danielle Anderson (Poolesville ES), and Sharon Kenneweg (Monocacy ES). Your dedication to the students and your teamwork are paramount. You all are awesome.
—Paulette Irvin, cafeteria manager, Poolesville High School
Julio R. Castelo, building service worker at Shady Grove Middle School, died on Dec. 13. He had been with MCPS for more than nine years.
Gale E. Kline, special education paraeducator at Wayside Elementary School, died on Dec. 22. She had been with MCPS for more than 20 years.
Barbara E. Kreps, retired English and history teacher in MCPS high school and middle schools, died on Jan. 18 in Mechanicsburg, Penn.
Donna S. Staccone, special education itinerant paraeducator at Fields Road Elementary School, died on Dec. 23. She had 20 years of service with MCPS.
Todd E. Sticker, guidance counselor at Albert Einstein High School, died on Jan. 3. He had been with MCPS for more than four years.
Lawrence H. Styer, a former teacher at Wheaton and Northwood high schools who retired in 1989, died on Dec. 15. He had 35 years of service with MCPS.