Volunteer of the Month



Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Emily Meadows

Arthur Ashe gave us the advice to “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” This month’s Volunteer of the Month started volunteering with a new kindergartener, uses her organization and dedication, and does what she can to bring all of our volunteers together to make a difference in our school. It is an honor to recognize our May 2024 Volunteer of the Month, Mrs. Emily Meadows.

Since the summer before her kindergartener started school, Mrs. Meadows showed her willingness to volunteer. During the summer, she showed up for campus clean-up events, getting to know school staff and demonstrating her support for school initiatives. After seeing her drive and organization, she was soon asked to be the Volunteer Coordinator.

Mrs. Meadows is committed to the success of the volunteer program at Waugh Chapel Elementary, going above and beyond our expectations. She has become knowledgeable about the rules and procedures for volunteering in AACPS and works closely with the volunteer liaison and principal’s secretary to ensure every volunteer follows the correct process. She created a dedicated volunteer email account to send out volunteer requests and information about upcoming events, ensuring all volunteer needs are met, including for Picture Day, Boosterthon, Mystery Guest Reader, arranging treats for teachers, and even recess coverage to provide our teachers with much-needed planning time.

All of this coordination requires more than meets the eye. Along with sending out sign up lists, Mrs. Meadows works with administration, teachers, and staff to gather information about what is needed for each volunteer opportunity and keeps them in the loop so that office staff can prepare for their arrival. In addition, she sends reminders and finds replacement volunteers if needed.

Beyond her organization, Mrs. Meadows has an excellent relationship with students, teachers, and staff and is a huge asset to our school. Our volunteer program would not be possible without the dedication of Mrs. Meadows, and she does everything she can to make it a success.

Mrs. Meadows, Waugh Chapel Elementary School and the entire Anne Arundel County Public Schools community is blessed to have such a generous volunteer and we thank you for your service.

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