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Rita Board Dowd Award for Outstanding Carroll County School Administrator

Release Date: 2/19/2010 11:22:04 AM

The Carroll County Public School System is seeking nominations for the Rita Board Dowd Award for Outstanding Carroll County School Administrator. This award has been created in memory of Rita Board Dowd, who passed away in May 2009.
Dowd taught biology and science at North Carroll High School from 1997 to 2002. She was a member of the faculty that opened Winters Mill High School in 2002 and taught biology until her appointment as assistant principal in 2006.
The award will be given annually to two school administrators – one principal and one assistant principal (K-12) – awarded independently. The goal of the award is to recognize exceptional educational leadership in serving Carroll County Public Schools and its students. The award will ideally be given to administrators that demonstrate the following attributes:
  • Excel – Excel at understanding and administering school policy
  • Teamwork – Cooperate with and inspire team initiative and collaboration
  • Culture – Create an environment that engenders others to perform at their best
  • Communicate – Ability to communicate and listen at all levels 
  • Heart – Demonstrate the ability to care in helping others
  • Community – Support extended community beyond official school events
  • Results – Area of responsibility is at an excellence level or has shown marked improvement.
Any full-time elementary, middle, high school, career and technology or alternative program principal or assistant principal in the Carroll County Public School System may be nominated. Any student, administrator, teacher, parent, faculty and staff member, or other individual may nominate someone they feel deserves consideration for the award.
The nomination form is available on the Carroll County Public Schools website at under Resources. Nominations must be received (not just postmarked) by Friday, March 15, 2010, at 4:00 p.m.
The selection committee will be composed of a member of Rita Board Dowd’s family, the previous year’s winners (after the initial year), school directors, and the Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. The award will be presented during the Board of Education’s employee recognition ceremony on April 29, 2010.

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