FCPS Presents 2019 Support Staff Awards

FCPS Presents 2019 Support Staff Awards
Posted on 08/07/2019
2019 Support Staff Award WinnersFor Immediate Release
August 7, 2019
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 x88235


Frederick County Public Schools recognized employees from 13 different areas during ts support staff convocation this afternoon. This is the 21st year the awards have been presented to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the school division’s support staff.

There are five award categories for support staff which include: Bus Driver of the Year; the Gala Award for facilities services workers, custodians, couriers, mechanics and school security officers; the Macintosh Award for instructional, library and bus aides; the Rome Award for school nutrition services staff; and the York Award for specialists, including student support specialists, clerical support, information technology staff, school psychologists, diagnosticians, social workers, sign language interpreters, accompanists and school nurses.

Stacey White was selected the Bus Driver of the Year. White, who has driven a Frederick County school bus since 1994, drives Bus 45 which serves students attending BassHoover Elementary School, Sherando High School and the Dowell J. Howard Center.

This year’s Gala Award winner was Chester Luttrell, a custodian at Millbrook High School. The runner-up was Zach Stiles, the school security officer at James Wood High School. Brenda Wallace, a special education aide at NREP/Senseny Road School, was the winner of the Macintosh Award. Redbud Run Elementary School Instructional Aide Juanita Fincham was the runner-up.

The recipient of the Rome Award was Michael Logan, the school nutrition services manager at James Wood Middle School. Barbara Hawes, the school nutrition services manager at Robert E. Aylor Middle School, was the runner-up.

The winner of the York Award was Anita Kerns, the receptionist at the school division’s administration building. The runner-up was Millbrook High School Secretary Diane Mannarino.

For the Gala, Macintosh, Rome, and York Awards, the procedure begins with a nomination process. Any employee may nominate another employee for an award and each site may elect one individual in each category. The nominees then complete application forms which are reviewed by a panel of judges. An award recipient and a runner-up are selected for each category.

The recipient of each award receives a plaque and a monetary gift of $500. Each runner-up receives a framed certificate and a monetary gift of $250.