Today we honor an employee in our school system who is a leader, an organizer, a trouble shooter, and a true professional. And with the multitude of responsibilities she has, her “feathers never get ruffled!” Debby Stickney, Business Manager at Arundel High School, came highly recommended by several of her colleagues as Employee of the Month. But the letter of recommendation submitted by her principal, Mrs. Stratton sums up her talents and the skills she employs to perform her job so successfully. At this time I would like to quote from that letter.
Debra Stickney takes care of all facility and some financial matters at Arundel High. In addition, she supervises the secretarial, operations and food service teams. She is pleasant, organized, efficient and professional at all times. As a supervisor, she supports and advocates for the needs of the teams. She holds each employee responsible for completing tasks and provides staff development to advance their skills. She also participates in continuing education to improve her own skills and to become certified in related fields. She works well beyond her hours each day and is conscientious about any task assigned to her.
In the time that she has been Business Manager, she has supervised construction projects, prepared the facility each summer for countywide professional development, visits from the Governor, the MSDE Summer Academies and various community events. She supervises the graduation preparation process at the school. Having graduation on our home field requires many different preparations and contracts to be completed.
As a high school principal, it is important to have a reliable and responsible person as Business Manager. Ms. Stickney is not only reliable and responsible, she is caring and compassionate. She works well with all stakeholders to include teachers, students and parents. She is the other half of making the high school function and operate at its highest potential. I highly recommend that she be recognized for her dedication and commitment to Arundel High School and Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Respectfully, Sharon Stratton, Principal”
Debbie Stickney – you initiate, develop and maintain practices and programs that result in a safe, clean, and well-run school. You are a good listener and an excellent resource for many people in your building. In the words of a Department Chair at Arundel, “You get things done!” So for these reasons and many more, the Board of Education is proud to honor you as Employee of the Month for June 2014. Congratulations!