Quince Orchard HS Principal Wins Mark Mann Award

10/23/2012 Quince Orchard HS Principal Wins Mark Mann Award







Carole A. Working, principal of Quince Orchard High School, is this year’s winner of the Mark Mann Excellence and Harmony Award.

The award is presented annually to an MCPS administrator who has shown exceptional performance in promoting academic excellence, positive human relations, and community outreach. Superintendent Joshua Starr presented the award to Working at the Oct. 17 meeting of MCPS administrators and supervisors.

Through her leadership, Working brought Quince Orchard High School—an already high-performing school—to even greater performance levels with all segments of the school population. As a result, the overall grade point average improved from 2.72 to 3.19, honors participation increased from 61 percent to 91 percent, and Advanced Placement participation increased from 28 percent to 45 percent.

Working inspires her staff and gives them a clear idea where and how she wants to lead the school toward continued academic excellence. She has helped the instructional leadership team become more collaborative.

She is known for her warm sense of humor, her sharp intelligence and great empathy. “Carole possesses the balance between doing what is right and doing it in the right way,” says David Steinberg, Working’s consulting principal during her first year. “She accomplishes this because she is an ethical leader with outstanding human relations skills which are grounded in her faith in people.”

Working was appointed principal of Quince Orchard in 2003. She began her career with MCPS as a media specialist at Montgomery Blair High School in 1996.

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About the Mark Mann Award 


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