Employee of the Month

Ms. Connie Fortney

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Ms. Connie Fortney

Today we honor an employee in our school system who always acts behind the scenes keeping everything flowing and on track in every job she performs. Her customer service is beyond expectation and could easily be a model used in any school in the county in any job she performs. Whether she is serving as an IEP Clerk, a Media Assistant or a school secretary at Glendale Elementary, Connie Fortney is the epitome of a professional!

Connie was nominated for Employee of the Month in 2016 while serving in two roles, IEP Clerk and Media Assistant and her recommendation was glowing! So glowing that when a position became open to support the Glendale Regional Program as secretary, her reputation preceded her and she was the perfect person for the position. Please allow the Board to share the words of her Assistant Principal, Jessica Roach, when she was informed about Connie winning the Employee of the Month recognition.

“Connie’s continuous positivity, can-do attitude, and determination to learn and grow, made her the perfect fit for a secretary position. She has transformed the office with her organizational skills and has created a welcoming environment for all visitors to the Regional Program at Glendale. She greets everyone with a smile and is always helping with projects and incentives for the kids. Any child that comes into the office is offered kind words and positivity. When parents call she is always pleasant, helpful, and genuinely concerned about their well-being. She is willing to help anyone in any part of the building. She often steps in to help the secretaries in the main office, cover their lunches, or fill in when they are short- handed. She continues to support our IEP meetings and schedules. She reaches out to parents to provide reminders and makes sure everyone has what they need for successful meetings. Words cannot describe the value of her contribution to the families and staff at Glendale. She has been an absolute asset to our community!”

Connie Fortney – you have been referred to as a “true treasure” at Glendale. You put the school, the staff and the community above your own needs. You exude teamwork and you weave all of the threads that keep that keep the fabric of Glendale in perfect working order. So on behalf of the Board of Education, the teachers, students, and staff of Anne Arundel County Public Schools, congratulations on being awarded Employee of the Month for January 2018!