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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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        January 2015







Busy………..Busy……….always busy!  That’s how our Employee of the Month for January has been described by her colleagues at West Meade Early Education Center.  Linda Acaron, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher Assistant, spends her morning before bus duty getting ready for each day.  If she isn’t copying a lesson plan or cutting out paper for a student project, she is setting things out in preparation for her students’ arrival.  Once she takes care of bus duty in her caring and compassionate way with her students, she is ready to start her day – offering amazing support to her teacher and to her students.


Linda never puts off a task.  If she has a pile of paperwork to copy she will use any free moment to do so and then jump right back in to supporting the kids.    She is a real trouble shooter!  Being the Lead Teaching Assistant in the building, she works hard to keep all of the assistants informed about trainings they need to attend, duties they are responsible for, and just making sure the assistants are comfortable in their positions and that the jobs are getting done.  Linda Acaron works closely with both the ECI assistant and the other Pre-K assistant, always ready and willing to offer assistance in any way she can.  If one of her colleagues is out, she can be seen jumping back and forth between the two classrooms to ensure that both teachers have the support they need.


Linda has a wonderful rapport with her students, working one-on-one when needed.  She teaches the literacy small group each day and thoughtfully carries out the lessons, and then provides feedback and observations with her teacher on specific students.  Her observations are very valuable to her teacher in planning future lessons. 


Linda takes the safety of the students very seriously.  She is always checking that shoelaces are tied, and that students enter and exit the school bus properly.  She even makes sure that her students know their bus number in case of an emergency situation!


As the Social Committee Chair she organizes staff events such as baby or bridal showers, and coordinates “The Giving Tree” with Sarah’s House during the holidays. She is always excited about this event, as it gives her the opportunity to help those in need, which is only fitting being that Linda is a very “giving” person herself.  She is kind and compassionate and uses both of these personality traits within the work environment with both colleagues and students alike.


Linda Acaron:  You are a well respected member of the West Meade EEC community.  You display a high degree of willingness to assist staff members and students, and your professionalism does not go unnoticed.  So for these reasons and more the Board of Education is pleased to recognize you Employee of the Month for January 2015.  Congratulations!