|The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) will honor students and teachers for their leadership in the field of service-learning this evening, May 12, from 4– 7 p.m. during Maryland’s Service-Learning Recognition Dinner at the Turf Valley Resort & Conference Center.
Forty-seven student Service Stars will be recognized for extraordinary contributions to their communities through service-learning and for their leadership in promoting service among their peers. These students have gone beyond their district’s service-learning plan, giving hundreds, and in some cases, in excess of 1,000 hours of service to their communities.
Nine teachers will be inducted as Service-Learning Fellows for their ability to create exemplary service-learning experiences for their students and provide expertise to their peers. They join nearly 200 veteran Fellows who represent all 24 Maryland school districts and promote high quality service-learning throughout the state. Service-Learning Fellows share their expertise by training other teachers in service-learning, mentoring their peers, working with local service-learning teams, and writing curricula.
Three principals of the year will be honored for their ability to advocate and promote high quality service-learning. These building level administrators endorse service-learning and are vital to maintaining quality programs. These principal leaders support teachers, ensure program accountability, and promote high-quality service-learning, but they also serve as leaders in their school system, State, and beyond.
|The Student Stars include:|
|Anne Arundel County
|Queen Anne’s County|
|St. Mary’s County|
|Somerset County |
David Callis, II
Jason Shorter, Jr.
|Prince George’s County
The Service-Learning Fellows include:
|Anne Arundel County
|Worcester County |
The Principals of the Year include:
For more information on the Service Stars Program, contact Marlo D. Lemon at 410-767-0282 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To obtain specific information regarding the Fellows & Principal Program or the types of projects in which specific fellows engage their students, contact Julie Ayers at 410-767-0357 or email@example.com. For additional information on service-learning in Maryland visit www.mdservice-learning.org.