May, 2022 Edition
Energizer Bunny Award
May Energizer Bunny: Courtney Pflueger-Turner
Nominated by: Joeleen Smith
Ms. Turner continues to impress her colleagues as her efforts to support parents, teachers, and students is unwavering. Ms. Turner is responsible for providing instructional support, coaching, diagnostic support, organizing Extended School Year, coordinating preschool transitions, and supporting parents through the IEP process. Ms. Turner attacks each day with energy and positivity. You rarely hear her say “no” to a request even when it means attending meetings through lunch or extending her day. Ms. Turner is a source of rejuvenation for the rest of us as her “can do” attitude is contagious.
Shining Star Award
May Shining Star: Amy Baldwin
Nominated by: Amy Smith
Ms. Baldwin always has her sights on bringing the best out of her students. She has worked to use her resources at the school to provide every opportunity for success for all students in mathematics and at school. She is active in the students lives from in class support to outside of school activities and supports during school plays, when they occur. She always asks questions to strengthen the mathematics team and their focus to expand how we offer the best experiences for all students. She sees the best in her students and the teachers she coaches. She is a valuable asset to the county and to Sudlersville Middle School.
May Spirit Award Winner: Kristina Gilberto, Queen Anne's County High School
Nominated by: Joeleen Smith
Mrs. Kristina Gilberto has embodied the spirit of Queen Anne's County this school year by being a team player that places the success of her colleagues and students above all else. As the IEP Chairperson she wears many hats to ensure professional compliance, success, and the well-being of her department. During a year filled with novel challenges that required flexibility and creativity Mrs. Gilberto has worked tireless to meet everyone's needs. She is not only responsible for the oversight of the department but also tasked with managing a growing caseload of her own. She works collaboratively with her co-teachers to deliver quality specially designed lessons and tailors instruction to the various needs in her classes. Mrs. Gilberto has never said no when asked to tackle a new challenge or take on another student as part of her caseload. She has managed the needs of herself, the department staff, and her students with a smile. Queen Anne's County Public Schools is lucky to have spirited teachers like her as part of our special team of professionals.
Centreville Acme Nourishing Neighbors Program
No Kid Hungry Maryland
Amy Hudock presented the April Spotlight to shine a light on some of the exciting activities that took place at each of our schools throughout the month of April.
BOARD INFORMATION ITEMS
Dr. Saelens presented the letter from Mr. Mohammed Choudhury, granting a waiver of the 180 day instructional requirement for the 2021-2022 school year.
BOARD ACTION ITEMS
Dr. Marcia Sprankle, Assistant Superintendent
Michelle McNeil, Sudlersville Elementary School Principal
Becky Tubman, Grasonville Elementary School Principal
Christine Betley, Supervisor of Equitable Access, Opportunity, and Out of School Time Programs
The Board approved the contract with Curriculum Associates - iReady Personalized Learning Tracks, Budget Amount $48,689.17, Budget Source, Restricted Operating Budget.
The Board approved Policy 505, subject to final edits for format and style.
The Board approved Policy 534, subject to final edits for format and style.
The Queen Anne's County Board of Education approved the contract with Edmentum in the amount of $44,860.00, Budget Source, ARP Summer School Grant.
The Board approved the five-year FMV lease and related maintenance contract with Nauticon, Fiscal Impact $428,473.51, Budget Source Unrestricted Current Expense Fund.
The Queen Anne's Board of Education approved Budget Amendment #5 for the Unrestricted Fiscal Year 2022.
The Board approved the contract with Continental Flooring Company to complete a partial flooring replacement at Kent Island High School in the amount of $373,380.00, Budget Source Fiscal Year 2022 Maintenance Unrestricted.
The Board approved correspondence be sent to Mr. Milton Nagel, Manager, ESMEC to utilize $1,633,000.00 to offset health care costs of employees for the 2022-2023 school year.