DIVISION OF CURRICULUM AND
Ask those with whom our Employee of the Month has worked over the years to describe her and you’re likely to hear a single word, over and over again: Excellence. Some people are trend setters. Melanie Estes is a bar-setter. She leads by example and sets a high standard for others to follow. Over the years Melanie has worked in Human Resources, Legal Services and Curriculum & Instruction. That vast experience has made her an encyclopedia of knowledge, and a go-to person for any issue. She is also a key source for grammar questions, formatting questions, and correspondence questions. She knows the right way to do things and is eager to help others. Melanie never hesitates to take on a new task, and she does it with humor and grace – another of her hallmarks. She can accomplish so many tasks because people WANT to work with her.
There simply isn’t a person in AACPS who has asked Melanie for assistance and not received a 100 percent effort from her. She never hesitates to offer help, and gives everything she can to any project. She is always ready and willing to volunteer for a project at any location, be it in the Parham Building, the Carver Center of any other building where her expertise is needed.
Melanie also goes way above and beyond the duties listed in her job description. She puts in time in the evenings, on weekends, in the early mornings and on holidays – all without being asked – to ensure that every small detail is attended to and the project is a success.
There is no one more positive than Melanie Estes. There also is no one more loyal. She believes in the mission of the school system and there is no stone she will leave unturned when she sets out to accomplish a task. When it comes to creating a positive atmosphere and ambiance, no one is better than Melanie. With a style that rivals Martha Stewart, Melanie is a decorator and event planner extraordinaire. With an eye and a flair that is second to none, she is able to turn every luncheon, birthday party, or other event into a special occasion for everyone who attends.
Melanie is a professional’s professional. No matter the task at hand, she can be counted on to carry it out with the utmost focus on excellence. Her hallmark, quite simply, is that there’s a right way to do things and that way doesn’t involve shortcuts. She is a perfectionist in everything she does (even organizing luncheons!) and she expects co-workers to carry themselves in a way that reflects the importance of the job they are doing and the school system for which they are doing it. If Melanie is involved in a project, you can count on it being done on time, correctly, and with class.
Melanie Estes - On behalf of the Board of Education, the Central Office team, and the students, staff and teachers of Anne Arundel County Public schools, we are honored today to recognize you Employee of the Month for 2015!