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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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Amanda Jones, December 2016, Marley Elementary School

An appreciative reading teacher endorsed December’s Volunteer of the Month:  "Her contagious energy welcomes and inspires our new volunteers to enthusiastically support our students and teachers. She comes to school every day with a smile and is eager to help wherever she’s needed.”

The Board of Education is pleased to join the staff, students, and families of Marley Elementary to honor their devoted volunteer, Mrs. Amanda Jones, with the December Volunteer of the Month Award.


First Grade Teacher, Shirley Harrison, knows Mrs. Jones well.  “Her devotion to assisting the teachers is admirable,” writes Ms. Harrison. “Mrs. Jones works tirelessly each day, happily completing a variety of tasks requested by teachers, some of which are very labor and time intensive.  She’ll even take a project home to ensure it’s completed for the next day. I am so pleased that Mrs. Jones is receiving this well-deserved recognition.


Principal Kristie Battista agrees. “Amanda is a dedicated volunteer and a strong advocate for our school.  Her compassion and dedication for all students and teachers ensures they receive the support needed for success.  No request is too big or too small for Amanda. You simply ask, and she makes it happen!”


In addition to volunteering almost every school day for the past four years, Amanda Jones has energetically served on Marley Elementary  PTA Board, including a successful year as PTA president.  As the current Volunteer Coordinator, Amanda efficiently recruits and inspires volunteers. She expertly trains other volunteers to use the copier and laminating machines so they, too, can aptly assist teachers and staff.


Amanda Jones efficiently organizes the annual school spirit-wear sale, assists with the bi-annual book fairs, seamlessly coordinates the vision and hearing screening events, and helps to schedule the Watch Dog Program and organize their fundraising events. 


Principal Kristie Battista sums up Mrs. Jones’s exceptional service, by recalling author, Terri Guillemet’s words, “The world is hugged by the faithful arms of volunteers.”  And Ms. Battista adds, “Here at Marley Elementary School we are hugged each and every day by Amanda Jones.”


With great appreciation, we present this Volunteer of the Month Certificate and Bell to Amanda Jones.