Nominations Open for Outstanding Administrator Award
Nominations are being accepted through 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015, for the Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision. The annual award recognizes an outstanding MCPS administrator or supervisor, and is presented by the Montgomery County Association of Administrators and Principals (MCAAP) and the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education (MCBRE).
The award will be announced at the Champions for Children Gala on April 21, 2015. Also announced at that event will be the Montgomery County Teacher of the Year and Supporting Services Employee of the Year.
Nominees must be a Montgomery County administrator or supervisor for at least five years and current voting member of MCAAP. The nominee should exhibit high qualities of leadership, human resources development, resource management, interpersonal skills, professional involvement, and community and stakeholder involvement. All MCPS staff and community organizations may submit nominations.
The nomination packet is available from MCAAP, 30 Gude Dr., Suite 100 in Rockville, by emailing MCAAP or calling 301-762-8174.
Completed applications and supporting documents must be submitted to MCAAP by 5 p.m. on Jan. 7. The application is available here.
Staff Member Shares CTE Best Practices
On Nov. 18 at the Swiss Embassy in Washington, D.C., Foundations Programs Coordinator Steve Boden attended a symposium of international leaders in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) field, who convened to discuss innovations in the instructional design and delivery of CTE instruction to students. Boden interacted with CTE experts, sharing best practices and discussing ways to collaborate. Following the symposium, Boden attended a reception at the Swiss Ambassador’s residence where the leaders explored the potential expansion of CTE in the U.S.
Olivia Granata is the glue that holds our kindergarten team together. She keeps us informed of changes and upcoming events, and always has our best interest and those of the students first! She simply rocks!
—Amy Blasko Brooks, teacher, Montgomery Knolls Elementary School
Thanks to Mo Carrasco for the leadership, mentoring and coaching he has supplied me and fellow cohort members as we have been a part of the first Central Services Administrators’ Leadership Development Program cohort.
—Randy Aleshevich, Testing Unit, Coordinator
Tracy Rogers is a dedicated, hard-working paraeducator. Her commitment to student achievement is evident every day in the classroom.
—Gwendolyn Filipiak, Learning Center, Clearspring Elementary School
Thanks to Linda Adams for your prompt outreach to our MCPS schools to introduce opportunities for integrative workshops with Master Kente Weaver. You are such a great partner and a fantastic example of MCPS excellence!
—Gail Woolf, partnership manager, Chief Engagement and Partnership Officer
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