SECAC Honors Educators
The Calvert County Special Education Citizens’ Advisory Committee (SECAC) recently hosted its First Annual Teacher and Staff Awards Program. The recipients, chosen from nominations made by parents and guardians, make a significant difference in the daily lives of children receiving special education services.
Christy Harris, Director of Special Education, said, “The first annual Calvert SECAC Staff Appreciation Awards Ceremony was an amazing success. It was great that parents of children with disabilities had the opportunity to nominate staff who positively impact the lives of their children each day. There are so many amazing and dedicated staff who make a difference every day. The recognition was well deserved. I appreciate the hard work of the SECAC members who volunteered their time to make this event a success. Next year we hope to be able to recognize even more CCPS staff.”
The winners are:
Related Services Staff: Calvert Country School Staff, nominated by Elizabeth Calabrese;
Support Staff: Bus driver Bernadette Wills and assistant Dawn Cranford, nominated by Katina Jones;
Child’s Team: Lauryn Turner, Stasia Sobotka, Debra Coates, Dolores Roan, Sue Reedy, Sara Frederick, and Kelly Griffith from Windy Hill Elementary, nominated by Terri McKinstry; and
Individual Teacher or Aide: Katie Bolt from Huntingtown Elementary, nominated by Theresa Kuhns.
The Calvert County SECAC meets monthly to collaborate with and provide input to the Special Education Department. Membership includes parents, community members, and Calvert County Public Schools staff. For more information about SECAC, please visit www.calvertsecac.org.