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Five PGCPS Staff Nominated For National Award
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This story comes to us from Sha Von T. McConnell:

Five Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS) staff members were nominated Thursday to receive an Educators Serving the Community Award (EduSerc). EduSerc is a national red carpet, black tie ceremony and fundraiser that honors the great educational achievements of individuals, educators, organizations, and companies, and promotes a positive image for educators in our country.

“These individuals represent the best and the brightest of teachers who are making a tremendous difference in the lives of our students,” said Dr. William R. Hite, Jr., Superintendent of Schools.  “We are proud of their commitment and dedication to teaching and learning and applaud them for this wonderful achievement.” 

This year’s awards program will be held at the Music Center at Strathmore with more teachers and schools being recognized than previous years.  EduSerc award nominees from PGCPS are:

•       Sherri Johnson, Educator Serving the Community Award to a Teacher
•       Melissa Vega, Educator Serving the Community Award to a Teacher
•       Sherri Johnson, Role Model/Mentor Award to an Individual
•       William Blake, Role Model/Mentor Award to a Teacher
•       Brad Weiner, Role Model/Mentor Award to a Teacher
•       Sherri Johnson, Role Model/Mentor Award to a Teacher
•       Druscilla Saunders-Faulk, Educator Serving the Community Award to a Counselor

EduSerc was started in 2004 by founder Brian K. Smith, a former graduate of Crossland High School in Prince George's County. Smith wanted to raise awareness of the hardworking individuals and organizations that do not typically receive recognition. His inspiration began with educators in Prince George's County, but grew to support the efforts of others in other counties.
 
EduSerc currently provides services in five other states with programs in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM), and hosts its Young Innovators Programs in four Prince George's County high schools: Bladensburg, High Point, Suitland, and Potomac high schools, supporting more than 120 students.

Voting is currently taking place and will run for one week to determine the winners in each category. To vote, visit www.eduserc.org.

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