Nomination Deadline Extended for Mark Mann Award
The deadline for the Superintendent’s Annual Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award has been extended to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17.
Established in 1991, this award honors MCPS principals who excel in promoting academic excellence, positive human relations and community outreach. These qualities were exemplified by Mark Mann, a former principal of Parkland Junior High School, who died in 1988.
Nominations should be submitted in writing or electronically to the Office of Human Resources and Development, 45 W. Gude Dr., Suite 2100, Rockville, Maryland 20850. Nominations made in previous years may be resubmitted.
Nomination materials are available here.
If you have questions, contact Helen Nixon at 301-279-3900.
Kennedy HS English Teacher Publishes Novel
Jessica H. Lidh, an English teacher at John F. Kennedy High School, has published a young adult novel, The Number 7. The book is a historical fiction about a girl who frees her family from a shameful secret that has broken hearts for generations. It is available at Barnes & Noble and on Amazon.com.
Shout out to Gaithersburg High School Principal Christine Handy-Collins. She was selected by the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee to testify at an ESEA hearing on Jan. 27. She represented the nation’s middle and high school principals, and spoke positively about the work we are doing to support professional growth of our leaders. She did a great job!
—Genevieve Floyd, supervisor, Career and Postsecondary Partnerships
Xin Chan Wu, cafeteria worker at A. Mario Loiederman Middle School, died on Jan. 15. She had been with MCPS for more than 14 years.
James R. Barrack, bus operator for the Clarksburg Transportation Depot, died on Jan. 30. He had been with MCPS for more than 58 years.
Brandi Y. Foster, special education paraeducator at Northwest High School, died on Jan. 30. She had worked at MCPS for more than three years.