Centreville Elementary Character Education School of the Year
CENTREVILLE — Centreville Elementary School was awarded the 2017-2018 Character School of the Year by the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University on Oct. 11. The awrd was presented at the conference entitled “Growing Great Character” at the Embassy Suites by Hilton in Cockeysville. School counselor Jeanne Fury accepted the award on behalf of Centreville Elementar y School. Principal Theresa Farnell, Character Counts coordinator Elaine Butler and coach specialist Kelly Huber attended the conference also.
Captain Rick Rubel, USN, delivered the keynote address, “Helping our students learn from their mistakes.” Rubel is a distinguished military professor of ethics at the United States Naval Academy. After Rubel’s address, Josh Carroll, the 2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year, presented, “Teaching the Whole Person.” Carroll was introduced by Dr. Darla Strouse, executive director, Office of Partnership Development and Recognition Programs.
Last summer, the Maryland Center of Character Education reviewed the detailed application submitted by Centreville Elementary School for the character award. The application outlined the many ways in which CES consistently practices the comprehensive tenants of character development. Among those tenants are the elements of respect, caring and responsibility. These tenants of character are manifested daily in the school’s Positive Behavior and Intervention Strategies program and the Character Counts program at Centreville Elementary School. MCCE determined that Centreville Elementary School met all the criteria for the Character School of the Year Award for the state of Maryland, Queen Anne’s County. CES is the only school in Queen Anne’s County to be presented this year’s MCCE School of the Year Character Award.
Jeanne Fury with award certificate.