Education Notes

December 28, 1992

Board of Education recognizes employees

The Board of Education recently recognized the following staff:

* Catherine C. Berry, an English teacher at Westminster High School, who was the adviser to The Owl newspaper this past school year. Under her guidance, the paper received a first-place rating from Columbia Scholastic Press Association, and from Quill and Scroll literary magazine. She will retire at the end of the school year.

* Joseph A. Linthicum, a teacher at Francis Scott Key High School, was elected state president of the Maryland Agriculture Teachers Association for 1992-93 at their 1992 Summer Technical Skills Workshop and Conference in July.

* Lee Ann Peck, an English teacher at Westminster High School, served as an adviser to The Owl yearbook. She was commended for outstanding leadership and instruction.

* James A. Rodriguez, a physical education teacher at Westminster High School, was recognized for being nominated to the Sallie Mae First Year Teacher Award program, sponsored by the American Association of School Administrators.

* Richard J. Simmons, a pupil personnel worker, was selected to serve on a statewide committee that provided certification of school social workers.

* Douglas C. Yust, a chemistry teacher at Westminster High School, was recognized for making a presentation to the Council of Educational Administrative and Supervisory Organizations of Maryland entitled, "Digitized Science," that introduced participants to environment, biology, and chemistry Hypercard lessons.

Board of Education appoints Ethics Panel

The following people have been approved as members of the Ethics Panel by the Board of Education:

B. Jay McNamara of Westminster, chairman; the Rev. Paul L. Groff of Finksburg, representing the Westminster Ministerial Association; Jesse Herndon of Sykesville, representing the Carroll County Council of PTAs; Linda Holmes of Westminster, representing the League of Women Voters of Carroll County; Frank Wanken of Westminster, representing the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.

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