Out­stand­ing school staff hon­ored at awards gala

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CEN­TRE­VILLE — On April 7, staff, teach­ers, and com­mu­nity mem­bers gath­ered to honor the re­cip­i­ents of the Queen Anne’s County Pub­lic Schools Awards and Teacher of the Year Fi­nal­ists. The event was held at Prospect Bay for the sev­enth year in a row. Fol­low­ing a so­cial hour and din­ner, awards were pre­sented by for­mer QACPS Teach­ers of the Year Brad En­gel and Janet Pauls, As­sis­tant Su­per­in­ten­dent of Schools, as Masters of Cer­e­monies for the evening. County Com­mis­sioner Robert Buckey Jr. joined QACPS fac­ulty to show his sup­port for the school sys­tem em­ploy­ees.

Mar­sha Mac­neal, Math Teacher from Cen­tre­ville Mid­dle School, was named the 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year. She com­peted against four other fi­nal­ists: Maria Sage, Art Teacher Kent Is­land El­e­men­tary School; John Dewey, Lan­guage Art Teacher Cen­tre­ville Mid­dle School; Jen­nifer Burchill, World Lan­guage Teacher Stevensville Mid­dle School; and Ron­dell Sor­rell, Math Teacher Stevensville Mid­dle School.

Mac­neal will now move on to com­pete for Mar yland State Teacher of the Year, which will be an­nounced at the State Gala in Oc­to­ber 2017.

The An­nual Out­stand­ing Achieve­ment Award Win­ners are as fol­lows:

• Out­stand­ing New Teacher: Amanda Shuck­hart, Stevensville Mid­dle School

• Out­stand­ing Bus Driver: Sharon Porter

• Sodexo Em­ployee of the Year: Heather Cox, Stevensville Mid­dle School

• Com­mu­nity Vol­un­teer of the Year: Beth and Brian Fran­cis, Cen­tre­ville El­e­men­tary School

• Coach of the Year: Jami Wilt, Kent Is­land High School

• Out­stand­ing Ed­u­ca­tional Spe­cial­ist: Linda Gent, Cen­tre­ville El­e­men­tary School

• Out­stand­ing Op­er­a­tions Em­ployee: Charles Brooks, Cen­tre­ville El­e­men­tary School

• Sec­re­tary of the Year: Mary Bal­lard, Mat­a­peake Ele­men­tar y School

• Para-Ed­u­ca­tor of the Year: Tina Martin, Queen Anne’s County High School

• Out­stand­ing Stu­dent Ser­vices: Shan­non Berry, Gra­sonville El­e­men­tary School

• Out­stand­ing Lead­er­ship Award: Amy Hu­dock, Queen Anne’s County High School

• Out­stand­ing Sup­port Em­ployee: John Winch­ester, Ware­house

To­gether, QACPS and its spon­sors were proud to honor and rec­og­nize the hard work­ing staff that is com­mit­ted to the suc­cess of all stu­dents in Queen Anne’s County.

In­terim Su­per­in­ten­dent Gre­gory Pilewski, Board of Ed­u­ca­tion Vice Pres­i­dent An­nette DiMag­gio along with board mem­bers Capt. Bev­er­ley Kel­ley and Sharyn Har­low ex­pressed their grat­i­tude and ap­pre­ci­a­tion to all the staff and award win­ners at Fri­day’s gala.

PHO­TOS BY GENEVA HAR­RI­SON

In­terim Su­per­in­ten­dent Greg Pilewski, left, with Sec­re­tary of the Year Mary Bal­lard from Mat­a­peake El­e­men­tary School and MES Prin­ci­pal Jen­nifer Schre­con­gost.

Linda Gent, read­ing spe­cial­ist at Cen­tre­ville El­e­men­tary, is rec­og­nized as Out­stand­ing Ed­u­ca­tional Spe­cial­ist. From left, board mem­ber Capt. Bev­erly Kel­ley, Linda Gent, CES prin­ci­pal Theresa Far­nell, In­terim Su­per­in­ten­dent Greg Pilewski.

Amy Hu­dock, prin­ci­pal at Queen Anne’s County High School, re­ceives the Out­stand­ing Lead­er­ship Award on Satur­day, April 8. From left, Board of Ed­u­ca­tion Vice Pres­i­dent An­nette DiMag­gio, Amy Hu­dock, board mem­ber Sharyn Har­low and In­terim Su­per­in­ten­dent Greg Pilewski.

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