Volunteer of the Month
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Elizabeth Dippenworth
Volunteering in the school is one of the greatest gifts a grandparent can give their grandchild and here at AACPS we are lucky to have great number of dedicated grandparents on our volunteer team.
Today, we celebrate the dedication of one such grandmother. Ms. Elizabeth Dippenworth, the Board of Education to honor you as our June 2021 Volunteer of the Month.
Ms. Dippenworth volunteers as a mid-day monitor in her grandson’s class on a regular basis and during her time at Waugh Chapel, she has quickly become a tremendous asset to the school. Not surprisingly, staff at the school were quick to share their appreciation. Assistant Principal Todd Stanzione shared “We know that the kids are safe with her and she keeps them busy and active during the mid-day block.” And third grade teacher Nicole Munson, shared “She is always willing to do more outside of the task of just a midday monitor. She volunteers to stay a few minutes extra if I need to talk to another teacher, offers to walk a student to the nurse to ensure they get there safely and helps to ensure the safety- and happiness- of all who enter our classroom. We are truly lucky not only to have her as a volunteer, but to know her as well.”
The happiness of all who enter the classroom is definitely top on Ms. Dippenworth’s to do list.
According to second grade teacher Sarah Kyte, “Liz Dippenworth is the definition of what you look for in an elementary school volunteer. She arrives excited to see Mrs. Munson's third graders and they go running up to her as soon as she arrives. One student makes Sudoku puzzles for her to do as her "homework" and she always enthusiastically accepts the challenge. She works on them and returns them to be checked which makes the little girl’s whole day. It's going that extra mile to make the students happy that makes her such a wonderful volunteer.”
Waugh Chapel is, indeed, lucky to have her assistance. As Mr. Stanzione shared, Ms. Dippenworth’s “positive attitude is contagious, and it is clearly evident how much she loves to be around students. We wish that we could duplicate her so that her services could be spread throughout the building. We are very grateful for Ms. Dippenworth and her hard work is appreciated, valued, and admired.”
Ms. Dippenworth, you are a great asset to Waugh Chapel Elementary and the entire Anne Arundel County Public Schools family, and we thank you for your service.