DCPS recognizes employees at Service Awards banquet
CAMBRIDGE — Dorchester County Public Schools honored 2016 retirees and employees with milestone years of service at the Service Awards and Recognition Banquet on Tuesday, June 7, at Mace’s Lane Middle School.
“This is our time to say thank you to the staff members who have been with us the longest and to those who have chosen to conclude their careers with us,” DCPS Superintendent said Dr. Henry Wagner. “Both groups of honorees, the service recognition award winners and our retirees, have lived their commitment to the mission of DCPS. They have lived that commitment through their dedication, tenacity, perseverance, and skill.”
Nineteen of the 30 retirees were able to attend the banquet to be recognized for their service to the students of Dorchester County. A short biography was read about each one, and they received a gift of a personally engraved clock from the Dorchester County Board of Education.
Many DCPS employees were recognized for milestone years of service to the school system. Twentythree employees reached 15 years of service this year; seven reached 20 years of service; three reached 25 years of service; three reached 30 years of service; three reached 35 years of service; two reached 40 years of service; and three employees were recognized for 40-plus years of service.
Pauline Pinkett, a retiree and ser vice milestone award recipient, was an employee of DCPS and in service of the county’s students for 46 years in several different roles. For many years, she was a Classroom teacher. She then became an assistant principal, migrant program administrator, and finally Judy Center Director.
“During this time, one thing remained constant: her dedication to providing the best education for all students,” said Assistant Human Resources Administrator Beth Wilson.
Assistant Superintendent for Administration Dwayne Abt thanked all of the retirees and service award recipients for their service, the guests for attending the event and the Human Resources Department and other staff for putting the event together.
Food for the event was provided by Millie’s Roadhouse Bar and Grill in Vienna, and entertainment was courtesy of the Sandy Hill Elementary Chorus and the Choptank Steppers.
Dorchester County Public Schools recognized 2015-2016 retirees and employees who have reached milestone years of service at the Service Awards and Recognition banquet on Tuesday, June 7. Retirees are Brenda Cole, Mary Ennals, Charles Follmer, Jane Follmer, Rosalyn Fradel, Bernice Greene, Charlotte Hanson, Betsy Hughes, Jennifer Lewis, Sharon Hughes, Leslie Miller, Pauline Pinkett, Cynthia Ruark, Joanne Rue, Catherine Tyler, Richard Ward, Donnie Webb, Patricia Whitney and Katherine Willey. Not pictured retirees are Fran Brannock, Gayle Campbell, Paul Cooper, Karen Donohue, Craig Ellis, John Gibson, Margaret Rabenstine, John Rio, Alan Simmons, Phillip Slacum and Sharon Willey.
Pauline Pinkett was recog- nized for achieving 46 years of service at Dorchester County Public Schools. Pinkett was called the “Longevity Queen.”
Bernice Greene and Catherine Tyler were recognized for 40 years of service at Dorchester County Public School
Charles Follmer, William Northam and Diana Robbins were recognized for 30 years of service at Dorchester County Public Schools.
Janie Lake and Richard Ward were recognized for 35 years of service at Dorchester County Public Schools.