Employee of the Month
Degrees and Certifications:
Ms. Deborah Whittington
Positive, outstanding, welcoming, professional! These are just a few of the adjectives used when describing the October 2021 Employee of the Month, Ms. Deborah Whittington.
Ms. Whittington balances her duties, managing the main office, payroll, substitute coverage, assisting the administration in the hiring process, maintaining the school’s budget and accounts. Even during the pandemic Ms. Whittington remained vigilant in her responsibilities often being more physically present in the building than teleworking. Principal Bennett, says that “without her I truly would be at a loss.”
She assisted with planning and hiring mid-day monitors, substitutes, and communicating with new hires and HR to make sure all the new hires were processed and ready to start their coverage. With her persistence and dedication, West Annapolis hired enough mid-day monitors to cover all 17 school cohorts so that no teacher had to cover a mid-day assignment.
Ms. Whittington is always positive and keeps the culture of our school office upbeat and welcoming. She always assists staff, students, and families in a friendly manner and is an excellent problem solver.
Deborah, you’re consistently professional; a model in the office. You remain calm in challenging times and dedicated to West Annapolis Elementary. Kudos to you, the “Superhero of Principal’s Secretaries”.
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do for Anne Arundel County Public Schools.