South River High principal honored

EDUCATION NOTES

November 25, 2007

South River High School Principal William T. Myers has been named a recipient of the Distinguished Educational Leadership Award by The Washington Post.

Myers is a 36-year veteran educator and has been a principal for 11 years. Before taking the helm at South River High School in 2006, Myers was the principal of Severna Park High School for five years and Arundel High School for four.

"Mr. Myers is a student-centered and academically focused leader. The schools in which he has served have a common element - increased student achievement," Northeast High School Principal Kathy Kubic wrote in her letter nominating Myers for the award.

Arundel, Severna Park and South River consistently maintain healthy enrollment numbers in rigorous courses and have reputations for challenging students to reach their potential.

At Severna Park, Myers established the Leadership Institute for students to acquire and apply leadership skills. The institute is so highly regarded that the school system is planning to develop a leadership signature program.

Myers, one of 18 principals representing each of the Washington-area school districts, will receive his award in a ceremony Tuesday.

Bay education volunteers sought

The Maryland Department of Natural Resources is seeking adults to become TEAM (Teaching Environmental Awareness in Maryland) volunteers.

TEAM volunteers educate elementary and middle school students about the Chesapeake Bay and other Maryland environmental issues through hands-on presentations in classrooms around the state.

TEAM volunteers provide a link between DNR and schools. Since its inception in 1998, TEAM-DNR volunteers have delivered 800 classroom programs to more than 30,000 students in Maryland.

TEAM offers schools-free classroom programs on the Chesapeake Bay watershed, streams, oyster reefs, horseshoe crabs and Chesapeake watermen.

The next workshop will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday in C-1 of the Tawes State Office Building, 580 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis. Participants are asked to take a lunch. Beverages and snacks will be provided.

To register for a workshop: Amy Henry, 410-260-8828, or ahenry@dnr.state.md.us.

Volunteers should have an outgoing personality and a strong desire to protect the Chesapeake Bay. While no teaching experience is necessary, volunteers should enjoy working with children.

Information: www.DNR.Mary land.gov/education/teamdnr.

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