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Recognitions and Proclamations from Board Meeting on May 14, 2019

Last Updated on May 16, 2019 at 3:13pm | Public Information Office

Garrett County Teacher of the Year – Amy Rowan

Dr. Matthew Paugh, Board President, recognized Ms. Amy Rowan as the 2019-20 Garrett County Teacher of the Year. Ms. Rowan is a Language Arts and Special Education teacher at Northern Middle School. She came to Northern Middle School at the start of the 2014-15 school year. She started her career in Allegany County Adult Education and served as an Instructional Specialist / Literacy Facilitator from 2006 through 2014.
Teacher of the Year

School Recognitions

Ms. Barbara Baker, Superintendent, presented school recognitions. Ms. Baker announced that Garrett County is the only county in the state of Maryland with no identified schools targeted for school improvement {“Comprehensive Support and Improvement” (CSI) and “Targeted Support and Improvement” (TSI)}. Ms. Baker presented school principals with a recognition for their School Star Designations: Northern High and Route Forty – 5 stars; Broad Ford and Friendsville – 3 stars; all other schools - 4 stars.
School Awards

2019 Letters About Literature Contest State Finalists

Mrs. Charlotte Sebold, Board member, recognized the state finalists in the 2019 Letters About Literature Contest. Four students from Garrett County Public Schools wrote letters to the authors of a work of literature that inspired them in a way they described effectively. The four students were Nathan Jenkins, 6th grader at Swan Meadow; Kambria Kyle and Taylor Hummel, 6th graders at Northern Middle; and Lily Corby, 4th grader at Crellin. Their letters were selected to be State Finalists in the state and national competition. "Letters About Literature" is one of the signature programs of the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress. These young writers were among 102 State Finalists in grades 4-12, whose letters were selected from 1,420 entries, for meeting the criteria for high-quality writing and literary analysis. They were recognized at an awards ceremony on Saturday, May 4, 2019, in Baltimore.
Letters about literature recognition

Pupil Personnel Worker Week – May 13-17, 2019

Mr. Thomas Woods, Board Vice President, recognized Maryland Pupil Personnel Worker Week, May 13-17, 2019, with a proclamation. Ms. Lindsey Strubin, Pupil Personnel Worker (PPW), and Dr. Phil Lauver, Director of Pupil Services, received the proclamation.
Pupil Personnel Worker Week proclamation

Southern Garrett JROTC Presentation

Mr. Ralph Sheaffer and Mr. Verle Wright from the Southern Garrett High School JROTC Program, presented a special award. The “Commander’s Award” for public service was presented to Mr. Paul Edwards by Mr. Sheaffer and Mr. Wright. Mr. Edwards’ continued efforts allow the JROTC program to remain strong in the high schools.
JROTC award to Paul Edwards
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