A world-class educational system fully leverages the talent, energy and creativity of highly engaged staff. Staff engagement is a prerequisite to student engagement so we foster a culture that brings out the best in our employees.
Fulton Elementary School’s Alicia Cagnolatti approaches her role as a regional program teacher with a calling to serve others and a strong interest in understanding social behavior.
Jarrod Thompson, manager of print services, joined the print shop “family” over a year ago. With his positive and proactive leadership, the print shop continues to get more efficient with more capabilities to serve HCPSS and its students.
Steve Ammann, 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher and Instructional Team Leader, Mount View Middle School
It’s no surprise that “positivity” is a top Strength for Steve Ammann when one of his teaching mottos is “Learn it with laughter; learn it for a lifetime.” Getting hired right out of college, he has spent his entire career as a Mount View Middle School 8th grade English Language Arts (ELA) teacher.
Washington has made it her professional mission to build strong connections with all her students, so they can find their voices and receive a quality education.
Burke believes in creating community to engage her students. Therefore, she is incredibly active at her school, Marriotts Ridge High School.
Homewood Center Special Educator Anthony Bell describes himself as a “cycle breaker.” A Wilde Lake High School alumnus, Bell pushed himself through a winding, decades-long path from community college dropout to HCPSS custodian and now an aspiring assistant principal.
Joan Ogaitis leads the HCPSS occupational therapy program with a full heart and long-term vision as she works to remove learning barriers for students, so they can succeed in the classroom and ultimately in life.
Mary Keats, a Bushy Park Elementary School second grade teacher, is a veteran educator who keeps her teaching fresh with the latest instructional practices coupled with her personal flair for making learning fun.
Monica Maiden, as BSAP achievement liaison at Guilford Elementary School, spends her days helping close the achievement gap. She supports students at all levels excel.
For Bellows Spring Elementary School Third Grade Team Leader Amy English, it’s all about camaraderie in the quest for academic excellence.