BROADNECK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Many of our wonderful Anne Arundel County school volunteers contribute their time and talent on a regular basis. Today the Board of Education is proud to honor one whose school volunteering has truly been her vocation at Broadneck Elementary School since 2004 - Nicole Roberts.
With endless energy and consistent professionalism, Nicole has served on just about every possible volunteer committee at Broadneck Elementary as possible - from Hospitality to Book Fair to Holiday Shop – year after year. During most of her twelve years at Broadneck, she’s served on the PTO board. She was an inspiring president for two years, then, when no one else stepped forward, Nicole decided to do it again for another two years. If someone has a question about PTO protocol, Nicole is quick to answer and always offers support.
With unparalleled competence, Nicole brought high standards to the volunteer program as the Volunteer Coordinator for three years. She led the volunteer orientation program for well over two thousand people during her tenure and developed an efficient method of pairing volunteers with appropriate committees. With her years of experience and attention to detail, it’s naturally Nicole who coordinates volunteer schedules for yearly school events such as flu mist days, vision and hearing screenings, or picture days.
This school year, in addition to her PTO President duties, Nicole Roberts oversaw the launching of a new PTO website and initiated two new BES events. First, the HERO Boys Run Club and the Race for Education - a seven-week program in which 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade boys were mentored by positive male role models to set goals, including participation in the culminating 5K race last November. The new fundraiser, Race for Education, was a running/walking event for students and staff that brought in over $44,000 to the Broadneck PTO. With Nicole’s golden touch, both successful events will remain on the BES event calendar for years to come.
Nicole even serves as a classroom substitute. She’s beloved by each of Broadneck’s 730 students, whom she knows by name. Volunteer Coordinator, Jenn Dunn writes, “Nicole is an amazing gift to the BES and Arnold community!” As she moves with her youngest to middle school, Nicole leaves a lasting legacy of a dynamic PTO and volunteer program.
Thank you, Nicole Roberts. Would you please come forward? With great appreciation, I would like to present this Volunteer of the Month Certificate and Bell to you.