Board of Education Recognition and Proclamations

Last Updated on Nov 15, 2013 at 1:10pm |

The Garrett County Board of Education at its November 12th meeting recognized various schools and read two proclamations in honor of American Education Week and Veterans Day.
 
Mr. Matthew Paugh, newly appointed Board of Education member, was given the oath of office by Mr. Timothy Miller, Clerk of the Circuit Court of Garrett County, at the beginning of the Board of Education meeting on November 12th. 
 

 
 
Broad Ford Elementary School was named recipient of the 2013-14 Maryland Center for Character Education (MCCE) School of the Year award. The award recognizes a school for its Character Education and Second Step Programs and for its efforts and accomplishments in helping students develop into their full potential as citizens and adults.  Cynthia Downton, Board President, presented the staff with a certificate.
 
 
Pictured above:  Corrine Clark, Behavior Specialist; Tony Lancianese, Vice Principal; Dawna Ashby, Principal; Cynthia Downton, BOE President; and Dr. Phil Lauver, Supervisor of Pupil Services.
 
 
Northern Middle School received the PBIS (Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports) Maryland GOLD Recognition Award for the 2012-13 school year.  This is the highest level of recognition available in the PBIS Maryland program. This level of recognition is reserved for those schools that have demonstrated sustainability for the systems, practices, and data utilization for school-wide positive behavior interventions and supports, as well as positive effects on both school discipline and achievement data for at least two years.  Northern Middle School’s PBIS Team had previously achieved GOLD status for the 2011-2012 school year.  Cynthia Downton, Board President, presented the staff with a certificate.
 

Pictured above:  Mike Pula, teacher; Jeremy Rice, teacher; Richard Stevens, Vice Principal; Karen DeVore, Principal; Cynthia Downton, BOE President; and Dr. Phil Lauver, Supervisor of Pupil Services.
 
 
Mr. Rodney Reckart read a Veterans Day Resolution in honor of Veterans Day, November 11, 2013, which was signed by Board members and Dr. Wilson.  Mr. Reckart presented the proclamation to Mr. Ron Friend, Vietnam army veteran and Commander of American Legion Post 71 in Oakland.
 
 
 
Mrs. Cynthia Downton read a Proclamation in honor of American Education Week, November 18-22, 2013, which was signed by Board members and Dr. Wilson, Superintendent of Schools.  The Proclamation was a salute to the dedicated education employees of Garrett County Public Schools.  Mrs. Downton presented the Proclamation to the Garrett County Education Association President Mike Pula, teacher at Northern Middle School.