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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.

Employee of the Month

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        November 2014






Today we celebrate an employee in our school system whose principal refers to as her “Right Hand Woman” because she is a constant resource, often offering sound advice.  Her performance is consistently outstanding in every aspect of her position.


Kathy Pulz, Principal’s secretary at Oakwood Elementary School, has done an amazing job for the past 14 years, as has become an expert in all areas of her position and beyond.  In the past 3 years she has received a perfect score on 2 of the yearly audits.  Kathy’s communication skills are superior.  She is an excellent writer and proofreads and edits many documents that go home to families.  She composes thank you letters and articles for the monthly newsletter.  She stays updated on all of the happenings at the school and is able to clearly communicate with parents in answering their many questions.


Kathy demonstrates a high degree of willingness to assist other staff members and students.  Whether it is fixing the copier, calling parents, assisting with a field trip or getting supplies, she does so cheerfully and with a positive attitude.  Students and staff find her compassionate and willing to travel the extra mile to assist them.  Her voice on the telephone is warm and helpful and her presence in the office is always welcoming to all those who enter. 


Kathy helps create a homey atmosphere at Oakwood.  She recently purchased a Keurig coffee and tea maker for the faculty.  Her baked goods and candies are always a warm welcome on any given day.  Her personal sentiments to colleagues who may need sympathy or who may be celebrating a special event has earned her the title of “Staff Mom.”


Kathy Pulz – you are the ultimate professional.  Many visitors from other schools or the Board of Education comment on your efficiency and professionalism and are equally as impressed with your knowledge of the school and your willingness to help.  You take your job very seriously.  You are an amazing resource and a friend to all.  So to the “Right Hand Woman” and to the “Staff Mom,” at Oakwood Elementary School, the Board of Education is honored to recognize you Employee of the Month for November 2014.  Congratulations!