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Special Education Citizenís Advisory Council Presents 4th Annual Awards Night

Release Date: 4/19/2012 10:39:51 AM

The Carroll County Public School System’s Special Education Citizen’s Advisory Council (SECAC) held its fourth annual awards night on Tuesday, April 17, 2012, at the Carroll County Career and Technology Center. The honorees are listed below:


Recognition Awards

(Staff to staff recognition of excellence in providing services and supports to students with disabilities)


Cranberry Station Elementary School

Lisa Kelly


Taneytown Elementary School

Leslie Kellner, Natalie Bordner, Kimberly Robeson


Westminster High School

Allison Battaglia, Bronwyn Emerson


William Winchester Elementary School

Beth Davis, Amanda Kreis, Debbie Waterman, Joanne Bowen, Jennifer Kurtz, Jessica DiBella, Julie Gordon, Dawn Seibel, Anne Poissant, Beth Drager, Debbie Shiloh, Jamie Hopkins, Jamie Ridgley, Heather Miller, Emily Donaldson, Janet Cole, Martha Cotterman, Lesa Griffith


Recognition and Appreciation Awards

(Community recognition of excellence in providing services and supports to students with disabilities)

  • Amy Gromada and Linda Purcell, West Middle School
  • Christina Williams, Change, Inc.
  • Lauren Latane-Valis, Liberty High School
  • Sue Lysy, Judy Center Partnership
  • Jean Hruch, Mechanicsville Elementary School
  • Wesley Winters, Winters Mill High School
  • Greg Carlow, Westminster Elementary School
  • Michelle Long, Robert Moton Elementary School


Team Awards 

  • Liza Hieronimus, Karen Dorbert, Kim Diggs, Katherine Leppo, and Martin Tierney at Manchester Elementary School 
  • Regina McCombs, Megan Lintz, Rachel Manko, and Tracy Wentworth at Winters Mill High School.
  • Gina Hughes, Melissa Freeman, Donna Langmead, Stacey Birckner and Karen Mitchell at Hampstead Elementary School


Superintendent Stephen Guthrie and Supervisor of Special Education Russell Gray presented certificates to all who were honored. 


These awards honor teachers, speech pathologists, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other service providers, as well as administrators, family members, community members, and students, who have truly gone to extraordinary efforts to contribute in a compassionate and caring way to the growth, happiness, and general well-being of children.

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