The Board of Education honored five Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) employees during the Dec. 9 Board meeting, including Camille Calloway, Patricia Hodson, Bonnie Jenkins, Carrie Lamb and Timothy Remo.
Calloway is a special education teacher at Henry E. Lackey High School where she has worked for the last eight school years. As a special educator and department chair, she provides help and support to the students and staff at Lackey. Calloway’s extensive knowledge and dedication to her work set her apart from her peers. Her coworkers often seek her out when they need assistance, and Calloway is willing to assist anyone in need. In his letter of nomination, Lackey Principal James Short said Calloway exemplifies the best that Lackey has to offer. “No need is too small, no challenge too great for Ms. Calloway’s attention. When considering what’s great about Lackey, it begins with the kind and caring spirit of our staff,” Short wrote in his nomination letter.
Hodson is a media specialist at John Hanson Middle School and helped transform the media center into the hub of the school. She continuously enhances the media center both in accessibility and appropriate resources for students. She has purged over 3,000 books and old resources and replaced them with updated materials. She recently took a Spanish class at the College of Southern Maryland in order to better communicate with the school’s growing Spanish-speaking population. Hodson is described by her coworkers as extremely dependable, flexible, and willing to take on any duties. Hanson Principal Kathy Kiessling said Hodson is a valuable resource for students and staff. “Her friendly and supportive nature makes her approachable and it is evident that she enjoys what she does,” Kiessling wrote in a nomination letter.
Jenkins is a third-grade teacher at T. C. Martin Elementary School. She is the team leader for the third grade, participates on several committees and takes an active part in the leadership of the school. Jenkins’ consistent growth in the achievements of her students demonstrates that she has the qualities of a gifted teacher and is able to reach struggling students. She knows her students well and strives to support their well-being by working with their parents to ensure their children are successful. “Ms. Jenkins’ work ethic is outstanding. She is always organized and her lessons involve a great deal of thought and structure,” Martin Principal Greg Miller wrote in his nomination letter.
Lamb is an instructional resource teacher at Dr. Gustavus Brown Elementary School, where she has worked for the past four school years. She is dedicated to supporting and coaching teachers and assisting them in bringing out the best in their students. Lamb provides small group instruction and models lessons for teachers to use in the classroom. Her coworkers describe her as a valuable resource of information, and someone who is always willing to help where she is needed. In her letter of nomination, Brown Principal Christienne Warren describes Lamb as an integral part of the leadership team. “Ms. Lamb is always available to support teachers. She plans with them and answers questions. She never fails to do what it takes to help students succeed,” Warren wrote.
Remo is a fifth-grade teacher at C. Paul Barnhart Elementary School. He was recognized for his exemplary classroom management skills as well as being a leader in technology and instructional best practices. He researches current practices, trends, technology and information in order to provide the highest level of instruction and support for his students. He also has provided modeled lessons for his colleagues and teachers across the county. Remo is leading the way in integrating science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education to students by coaching the first robotics team for Barnhart. Troy Barnes, principal at Barnhart, said Remo provides support to his coworkers daily. “He is a leader in technology and frequently assists anyone in need. Mentor teachers frequently ask to schedule new teachers to visit his classroom,” Barnes wrote in his nomination letter.
The Board honors several exemplary employees each month.
Charles County Public Schools provides 26,500 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 36 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.
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