Employee of the Month
Degrees and Certifications:
Mr. William Rey
We recognize a shining star in our school system who is responsible, reliable and committed to his work...a shining star who serves as a cultural bridge between teachers, administrators and most importantly, non-English speaking families. William Rey, Interpreter and Translator for AACPS, faithfully complies with the requirements of interpretation, such as accuracy, neutrality, and delivery of messages in a speedy manner. Not only does William perform perfectly in this field, he does so with the utmost ethics and professionalism in providing language services.
William maintains a warm and calm manner when performing his job. Whether assisting with private parent/teacher conferences or interpreting at Board meetings for large groups, he provides a comfort level that puts parents and staff at ease. He is skilled at simultaneous interpreting and is indispensable in facilitating communication between schools and parents.
Mr. Rey is a true team player. When parents learn that William will be their interpreter as they enter a meeting or conference, they know with confidence that their message will be well-conveyed and that they will completely understand the message of the provider. And when the bilingual facilitator learns that William will be the interpreter for the meeting, they know with confidence that the information will be presented accurately, and feedback will be provided if necessary. Those qualities assure everyone involved in the transaction of interpretation services that the meeting will have positive results.
When asked for a few words to describe William Rey, one of our school principals said the following: “William is incredible to work with as we bridge our languages and bring our families together. His positive attitude and friendly mannerism allows our school to offer our families the opportunity to learn so that they can take home their new learning to their children. Always punctual and unbelievably flexible, William has helped us over the years build long lasting relationships that bond our families and school as one.”
William Rey you play a critical role in the success of the AACPS Spanish-speaking students and the Hispanic community. You have raised the bar in our school system and you continue to raise it each day. So, on behalf of the Board of Education, the students, teachers and staff of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, congratulations on being recognized as Employee of the Month for October 2018!