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Special Education Citizenís Advisory Council Presents Awards

Release Date: 5/25/2010 1:05:19 PM

The Carroll County Public School System’s Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Council (SECAC) recently presented its second annual awards and recognitions. The awards program was created to give parents an opportunity to recognize and pay tribute to individuals in the school system and community who are doing outstanding things for children with disabilities.
Each year, SECAC seeks nominations for teachers, speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, other service providers, administrators, family members, community members, and students who have truly gone to extraordinary efforts to contribute in a compassionate and caring way to the growth, happiness, and general well-being of children.
The awards recognition ceremony was held on April 20, 2010, at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. The event was attended by the nominees and recipients, as well as their administrators and supervisors. Donna Riley, Branch Chief of Special Education from the Maryland State Department of Education, was the guest speaker. Personalized letters for each recipient were read during the awards presentation.
 
The award recipients are listed below:
 
School System Employees
 
Name
Position
School
Sharon Barley
Special Education Resource Teacher
Francis Scott Key High School
Sue Conklin
Substitute Teacher
Hampstead Elementary School
Karen Donoghue
Special Education Assistant
Mt. Airy Middle School
Carolyn Erwin
3rd Grade Teacher
Hampstead Elementary School
Laurie Farkas
Substitute Teacher
West Middle School
Melissa Freeman
Speech Therapist
Hampstead Elementary School
Gina Hughes
Physical Education/Adapted P.E. Teacher
Hampstead Elementary School
Jeff Kent
Special Education Resource Teacher
Liberty High School
Tammy Matthews
Special Education Teacher
Hampstead Elementary School
Mary Peters
School Nurse
East Middle School
Dawn Paxton
1st Grade Teacher
Manchester Elementary School
Kristy Pfeffer
LFI Teacher
Mt. Airy Middle School
Andrea Pfoutz
Special Education Resource Teacher
Hampstead Elementary School
John Piper
BEST Teacher
Manchester Valley High School
Linda Purcell
LFI Teacher
West Middle School
Cindy Ringgold-Goble
Cooperative Work Study Teacher
Carroll Springs School
Kelley Ritter
Substitute Teacher
Hampstead Elementary School
Eric Schlosser
BEST Teacher
Robert Moton Elementary School
Linda Shinderman
LFI Teacher
New Windsor Middle School
Donna Smith
Special Education Resource Teacher
Westminster Elementary School
Karen Spittel
BEST Teacher
Century High School
Mary Alice Steger
1st Grade Teacher
Manchester Elementary School
Weidi Stoecker
Special Education Resource Teacher
North Carroll High School
Anne Stoner
1:1 Aide
Hampstead Elementary School
Patricia Terrano
Special Education Assistant
Winters Mill High School
Kathleen Will
Special Education Resource Teacher
Cranberry Station Elementary School
Wesley Winters
BEST Teacher
Winters Mill High School
 
Businesses and Organizations
 
Merritt Athletic Club – Sharon Cassatt, Dance Academy Team, Shellie Rosso
Morning Star Martial Arts – Peter Hiltz
Wesley Freedom Preschool – Barbara Smyrnioudis
            
SECAC will sponsor its 3rd annual awards evening next spring. Any parent who is interested in submitting a nomination for next year or attending one of SECAC’s open meetings may contact SECAC@carrollk12.org for more information.

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