Education briefs

May 12, 2003

Teacher of the Year announced in Frederick

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale announced Tuesday at Heather Ridge School that reading specialist Charlene Fraser is Frederick County's Teacher of the Year.

Fraser began teaching in Georgia after earning a bachelor's degree in education from the University of Southern Mississippi. After earning her master's there in 1974, she started teaching in Frederick County, beginning at Green Valley Elementary, where she taught third grade and was promoted to reading specialist in 1976.

In 1984 she transferred to South Frederick Elementary, where she remained until her move in 1999 to Heather Ridge School.

The Maryland State Board of Education will honor Fraser and winners from other state districts May 21, followed by a luncheon at the Baltimore Marriott. All district winners are candidates for Maryland Teacher of the Year, an honor held this year by Frederick County teacher Darren Hornbeck.


School system offers series of public programs

Washington County Public Schools' Partners for Success/Family Support Center continues a series of programs for parents, educators and the community this month:

  • Tuesday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Up with Downs, a "Let's Talk About" series.

  • Tuesday, May 20, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., a Washington County Autism Society support group meeting.

  • Thursdays, May 22 and 29, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Let's Talk in Sign.

For information, call 301-766-8221.

Frederick superintendent plans meeting with parents

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Jack Dale invites parents and guardians in Brunswick, Md.-area feeder schools to meet with him Tuesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. in the Brunswick High School media center.

Those attending may ask Dale questions and talk informally with him.

Brunswick-area feeder schools include Brunswick and Valley elementary schools, Brunswick Middle School and Brunswick High School.

A conversation with the superintendent for the Tuscarora school feeder area is May 29 at Ballenger Creek Middle School.

Wilson college to hold science program for girls

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College invites girls who have completed grades seven, eight or nine and have an interest in pursuing a career in science to attend the Summer Science Institute from Sunday, July 13, through Friday, July 18.

The institute is a residential camp where students experience hands-on learning in biochemistry and molecular biology. They use analytical techniques to quantify results in experiments conducted in team settings, mentored by Wilson College science faculty and students.

There will be an evening discussion and strategy planning, and a field trip to a research laboratory.

For information about the institute or to get application materials, call Dana Harriger at 1-717-264-4141.

Workplace Spanish course offered for adults

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Wilson College is offering a noncredit course, "Conversational Spanish for the Workplace."

The course will help make communication in the workplace easier and more effective.

The six-week course will be offered Mondays and Thursdays from 3:15 to 5:15 p.m. Classes will be held from May 19 through June 30.

For more information or to register, contact the College for Continuing Education at 1-800-421-4796 or visit the Wilson College Web site at

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