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Board Appoints Thirteen Administrators

June 13, 2007
Board Adopts FY 2008 Operating Budget and Revised Health Education Curriculum

The Board of Education met on Tuesday (June 12) and, among other items, adopted the FY 2008 Operating Budget and approved a revised health education curriculum. The Board appointed thirteen administrators and a member of the Ethics Panel. The Board recognized scholarship winners from the Hispanic Employees Association and Leadership Montgomery. A professional growth framework for the position of superintendent of schools also was approved.

Final Adoption of Revised Health Education Curriculum

On a vote of 6 to 1, the Board approved revised Health Education lessons on human sexuality for students in Grades 8 and 10. The approval of the curriculum for full implementation in the 2007-2008 school year followed a field test in six middle and high schools in March and feedback from field-test teachers, parents, and students. The curriculum includes two 45-minute lessons, one for Grade 8 and one for Grade 10, and a DVD demonstrating the use of a condom for Grade 10 students. (See separate news release for more detail.)

Final Adoption of the FY 2008 Operating Budget

The Board of Education unanimously adopted the final Montgomery County Public Schools Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget. The $1.985 billion budget reflects changes as approved by the County Council on May 24. The Council approved 99.7 percent of the Board’s budget request, providing an increase of $133 million (7.2 percent) over the FY 2007 budget. (See separate news release for more detail.)

Appointments

The Board approved the following administrative appointments:

Erick J. Lang, currently acting associate superintendent, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs, as associate superintendent, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs

Peter J. Cahall, currently principal, Watkins Mill High School, as director of school performance, Winston Churchill, Richard Montgomery, Rockville, Thomas S. Wootton Clusters

Ebony Y. Langford, currently principal, Forest Knolls Elementary School, as director, Elementary School Instruction and Achievement, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs

Roni S. Silverstein, currently principal, Clopper Mill Elementary School, as director, Elementary Leadership Development, Office of Organizational Development

Catherine R. Allie, currently principal, South Lake Elementary School, as director, Skillful Teaching and Leading, Office of Organizational Development

Karen E. Carter, currently acting coordinator, Special Initiatives, Department of Instructional Programs, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs, as coordinator, Special Initiatives, Department of Instructional Programs, Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs

Jennifer M. Hoover, currently assistant principal, Richard Montgomery High School, as magnet coordinator, International Baccalaureate Program, Richard Montgomery High School

Ginger M. Corpuz, currently student support specialist, Shady Grove Middle School, as administrative assistant, Office of Human Resources

Lisa S. Seymour, currently acting principal, Bethesda Elementary School, as principal, Bethesda Elementary School

Ryan Forkert, currently principal intern, Luxmanor Elementary School, as principal, Luxmanor Elementary School

Michaele Manaigo, currently principal, Cora L. Rice Elementary School, Prince George’s County Public Schools, as principal, Weller Road Elementary School

Victoria (Vicky) A. Casey, currently principal intern, Clarksburg Elementary School, as principal, Whetstone Elementary School

Virginia A. de los Santos, currently assistant principal, Wheaton High School, as principal, White Oak Middle School

Appointment to the Ethics Panel

The Board appointed William P. Jacobi to serve a three-year term on the Ethics Panel, effective July 1, 2007. Among the responsibilities of the five-member panel are interpreting the Board of Education’s Ethics Policy and issuing advisory opinions concerning its application; conducting hearings on any complaint filed regarding an alleged violation; approving financial disclosure forms; and directing the implementation of an educational program to inform school system employees and the public about the policy.

Professional Growth Framework for the Superintendent of Schools

The Board approved a professional growth evaluation tool to be used in evaluating the performance of the superintendent for the next year. The draft tool is aligned with MCPS strategic plan goals and measures, Baldrige criteria, and other pertinent concepts such as professional learning opportunities. The approval followed the Board’s direction to the Strategic Planning Committee to develop recommendations for a professional growth evaluation framework and tool for the position of superintendent.

Recognition of Distinguished Hispanic Scholars

The Board recognized 21 students who received scholarships from the Hispanic Employees Association of Montgomery County Public Schools. The students and their high schools are:

Estefany Carrillo, Montgomery Blair
Gabriela Renderos, Montgomery Blair
Krystal Tapia, James Hubert Blake
Andrew Saraf, Bethesda-Chevy Chase
Camila Alvarado, Winston Churchill
Jorge Jaramillo, Damascus
Maria Balarezo, Gaithersburg
Lorena Maysonet, John F. Kennedy
Irina Varela, John F. Kennedy
Adriana Marroquin, Northwest
Erick Fuentes, Paint Branch
Ashley Castillo, Springbrook
Jacqueline Zamora, Springbrook
Elena Sesma, Poolesville
Patricia Moscoso, Richard Montgomery
Ashley Munguia, Rockville
Caroline Rodriguez, Seneca Valley
Alejandra Rodriguez, Sherwood
Maria Cabrera Granado, Watkins Mill
Imelda Ventura, Wheaton
Maria Pia Negro, Quince Orchard

Leadership Montgomery Youth Community Service Leadership Awards

The Board recognized five students who received Leadership Montgomery Community Service Leadership Awards. The cash awards are sponsored by the law firm of Shulman, Rogers, Gandal, Pordy and Ecker. The students and their high schools are:

Allison Lewis, Thomas S. Wootton High School
Meghan Loyd, Northwest High School
Jonathan Ryan, Richard Montgomery High School
Aditi Srivastav, Col. Zadok Magruder High School
Adam Yalowitz, Montgomery Blair High School

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