Four exemplary Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees were honored by the Board of Education on April 9. Honored were Shayna Pounds, Lisa Sweeney, Mildred Alexander-Moses and Holly Dolan.
Pounds is a fourth-grade teacher at Indian Head Elementary School. She was nominated for recognition for her positive attitude and commitment to her students. Pounds has high expectations for her students and demonstrates a positive attitude in all that she does. Her passion for teaching is evident when you walk into her classroom. Her students are engaged and work hard to meet her expectations and succeed. Indian Head Principal Toni Melton-Trainor said that Pounds is a leader who strives for student success. “Pounds is a team player and is always willing to go the extra mile for her students,” Melton-Trainor wrote in a nomination letter.
Sweeney is the technology facilitator at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Elementary School. She was nominated for recognition for demonstrating a high degree of pride in her work and for her strong work ethic. Sweeney is the leader of the technology program at Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy and takes initiative to plan with teachers to help students any way she can. She also contributes to the school by being the Mathematics, Engineering and Science Achievement (MESA) advisor as well as facilitating the First in Math and IXL Math programs. Mt. Hope/Nanjemoy Principal Kristin Shields said Sweeney maintains a positive attitude towards her profession and the children she serves. “She has outstanding work ethic and goes above and beyond the call of duty on a daily basis,” Shields wrote in a nomination letter.
Alexander-Moses is a school counselor at Theodore G. Davis Middle School. She was nominated for recognition for displaying excellence in her position and a strong passion to help the students and staff at Davis. Alexander-Moses is always willing to dedicate her time to help others. Her professional and gentle disposition is admired among staff and students seek her out for support. Davis Principal Wendell Martin said that Alexander-Moses' work is essential to the success of the school. “Alexander-Moses is an employee who exemplifies all of the values and qualities that we have worked so hard to foster in our Davis family,” Martin wrote in a nomination letter.
Dolan is a high school resource teacher at Westlake High School. She was nominated for recognition for her high level of expertise and professionalism. Dolan's efforts have resulted in an increase of educational opportunities for students and student success. She strives to meet deadlines and demonstrates a strong commitment to working as a team among her colleagues for student achievement. As chairperson for several Westlake committees, Dolan inspires her coworkers to participate and support new initiatives. Westlake Principal Chrystal Benson said Dolan's work always exceeds her expectations. “She is hard-working, consistent, effective and dedicated to her profession. Simply put, Holly is a perfectionist. Her works always exceed her deadlines,” Benson wrote in a nomination letter.
The Board honors several exemplary employees each month.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,700 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 35 caring community schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.