Volunteer of the Month
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Rutanya Quarles-Miles
There are many words and phrases that describe our Volunteer of the Month. “Goes above and beyond.” “Devoted.” “Exemplary.” “A blessing.” And finally, “every school needs a volunteer like Mrs. Rutanya Quarles-Miles.”
As Kimberly Bibeault said, Mrs. Quarles-Miles “comes to school at all hours of the day and night with a smile on her face, eager to help the families and staff at Marley Elementary School feel appreciated. In addition to being president of the PTA for the past 3 years, Rutanya is also one of our most reliable parent volunteers.”
In addition to her duties as the PTA President at Marley Elementary School, Mrs. Quarles-Miles organizes all of the fundraisers at the school, helps with events such as the hearing and vision screening, and supports teachers by providing breakfast, lunch and treats. As if this doesn’t keep her busy enough, she also runs events such as Grandparent’s Day, Trunk or Treat, Family Movie Nights, Mom & Sons Night, and Dad and Daughters Night.
Sandi Lemoncello, Reading Intervention Specialist at Marley, said that Mrs. Quarles-Miles “makes Marley an enjoyable place to work.” Mrs. Lemoncello goes on to say that Mrs. Quarles-Miles “goes out of her way to make teachers feel appreciated and plans exciting activities for the students.” Mrs. Quarles-Miles also keeps the Marley Elementary School community updated by running the Facebook page for the school.
Jodie Grau, First Grade Teacher and Dance Coach at Marley Elementary, said that “it is clear that [Mrs. Quarles-Miles] spends hours planning fun events for the students throughout the year.” She will even work on sight words with students!
“Mrs. Quarles-Miles is a blessing to the community. No request is too big or too small. You simply ask and she makes it happen. We would be lost without her.” Said Mrs. Kristi Battista, Principal.
Mrs. Bibeault said that Mrs. Quarles-Miles always goes above and beyond the call of a volunteer, and helps Marley Elementary run smoothly every day.
Mrs. Quarles-Miles, you are a great asset to the Marley Elementary and Anne Arundel County Public Schools community and we are truly grateful for your years of service as a volunteer. Would you please come forward? With great appreciation, I would like to present this Volunteer of the Month Certificate and Bell to you.