Linton Springs Volunteer Named Finalist for Parent Involvement Award
Release Date: 6/7/2012 1:56:11 PM
Anna Letaw, a parent volunteer at Linton Springs Elementary School, was named as one of five finalists in the Maryland Parent Involvement Awards Program.
The Parent Involvement Matters Awards is the nation’s first and only statewide award program of its kind. The program, sponsored by the Maryland State Department of Education, recognizes parents and guardians for their exceptional support of public education. Parents were nominated for demonstrating significant, positive impact in their communities across five areas of parental involvement: Communication, Volunteering, Learning, Decision Making and Community Collaboration.
Letaw is a constant advocate for outdoor learning and her impact on the school goes well beyond a single project. She has helped change the way science education is viewed by more than 800 elementary school students by connecting science to life. Letaw spearheads the school’s Green Team afterschool club, which was established three years ago. The Green Team provides habitat reclamation, invasive weed eradication, public awareness campaigns, native plantings, Earth Day activities, and many other ways to improve the water quality of the school and reduce its carbon footprint.