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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


        JANUARY 2016




The Board of Education honors an employee in our school system who can juggle many “top priorities” in her head and she does so with grace and a sense of humor.  What’s more, these “top priorities” are not necessarily her own – they belong to other people, but she gladly accepts them as her own.  Carol Alderman, principal’s secretary at Jones Elementary School, redefines what it means to be highly willing to assist others.  She always puts a personal investment in assisting the staff and students at Jones, no matter what is needed. 


Approaching her desk with a question or concern, one is always left feeling like a satisfied customer.  No matter what Mrs. Alderman is in the midst of working on, she manages to make you feel like your concern is in fact her “top priority.”  If she can’t answer your question immediately, she responds in such a timely and pleasant manner that one hardly has time to realize there was a question at all!  Upon fretting that buses may not have been ordered for a field trip or that the occasional form has gone missing, teachers rush to Mrs. Alderman with each and every concern, only to find out that she has already taken care of each and every one of them.  Be it superior telepathy, or, more likely her incredible attention to detail, Mrs. Alderman watches over the staff at Jones from behind the scenes and keeps the school running like a well-oiled machine.


Carol Alderman is a true team player.  She usually has the answer before you even ask the question.  She gets tasks done in a timely manner and can remain calm in “sticky” situations.  There have been periods of time where her coworkers went in to retirement or were out on maternity leave, and she was able to do double duty -- scheduling teacher observations, setting the principal’s schedule, ordering supplies, helping with payroll, attendance, Power Teacher Grade book and Chancery – still doing the job of the principal’s secretary but filling the shoes of the school secretary as well.  And all this is done with one thing in mind – for the love of Jones children and teachers.


Carol Alderman – the teachers at Jones consider you to be their anchor.  You are steadfast in your commitment to ensuring that the needs of all students, parents, teachers and staff are met with the greatest amount of courtesy, respect and kindness.  You make everyone’s concerns your “top priority.”  So on behalf of the students, teachers and staff of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, the Board of Education would like you to know that today, our “top priority” is YOU!


Congratulations on be recognized as Employee of the Month for January 2016!