Cen­tre­ville Ele­men­tary Char­ac­ter Ed­u­ca­tion School of the Year

The Kent Island Bay Times - - School -

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.

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