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Anne Arundel County Public Schools selects an Educator, Employee, and Volunteer of the Month from September through June.

The Educator of the Month and Employee of the Month are chosen by a committee made up of members of the Anne Arundel County Retired School Personnel Association (AARSPA)

The Volunteer of the Month is chosen by a committee made up of staff from the Office of School & Family Partnerships and parents.

Volunteer of the Month

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MAY 2016
SANDY VOGEL, Arundel Middle School

When an entire middle school science department nominates their star volunteer for our Volunteer of the Month Award, we take notice. When their nomination is also endorsed by all three administrators and the special education department, we know this must be a serious contender. 


The Board of Education is proud to join the grateful staff of Arundel Middle School to honor Mrs. Sandy Vogel, as May’s Volunteer of the Month.


Mrs. Vogel, a devoted parent volunteer, has impacted the Arundel Middle School students, teachers and community with her enthusiastic involvement for three years.


For the past two years, Mrs. Vogel has been instrumental in Arundel Middle’s effort to meet the school’s goal to develop positive teacher, staff and parent relationships.  As the school’s Volunteer Coordinator, she warmly recruits volunteers and coordinates schedules to ensure events are fully staffed and teachers’ requests are fulfilled.   In this role, Mrs. Vogel realized a need for an efficient system for classroom teachers to communicate their needs to volunteers, so she established one.  When the staff learned that it was Mrs. Vogel who was organizing this project, they knew it was destined to be a success.  As usual, she effectively delivered clear instructions for the new system to staff and volunteers and provided regular revision updates.   As a result, more Arundel Middle School families know their involvement is welcomed and they share a greater connection to the school community. 


In addition to tackling large projects, Mrs. Vogel contributes countless hours each week to making copies, organizing classroom materials and lab equipment, or whatever tasks teachers request of her.  They know they can depend on her to complete even the most mundane tasks with meticulous attention to detail.  While her work load can be tedious and time consuming, Mrs. Vogel always welcomes each opportunity to provide teachers with more time to focus on their students.


As an active member of the Parent Teacher Association and School Advisory Committee, Mrs. Vogel is a vital asset to the AMS family. She attends meetings and other in-school functions, participates in team building activities and even hosts summer staff parties at her house.  The opinions and suggestions she shares from her parent’s perspective are highly regarded, and are a testament to how deeply the faculty and staff value their relationship with Mrs. Vogel.  It is for all of these reasons that the faculty, staff and administrators of Arundel Middle School whole heartedly nominated Sandy Vogel for the Volunteer of the Month Award.


Thank you, Mrs. Sandy Vogel.  Would you please come forward?  With great appreciation, we would like to present this Volunteer of the Month Certificate and Bell to you.