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For the record

April 15, 2007

Monocacy Middle School technology teacher Michael Rohrer is one of 43 educators nationwide to receive the International Technology Education Association's (ITEA) Teacher Excellence Award.

One of the highest honors given to technology-education classroom teachers, according to the ITEA, the award recognizes a teacher's outstanding contribution to the profession and to students. The ITEA announced Mr. Rohrer's award at its recent annual conference in San Antonio, Texas.

"Mike Rohrer exemplifies the teacher leaders that a curriculum specialist would like all teachers to become," says Jim Ferrant, FCPS technology education coordinator.

Earlier this school year, Rohrer was named the Technology Education Association of Maryland's 2006 Outstanding Middle School Technology Teacher of Excellence.

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Two Shook Home Board of Directors members received plaques from the retirement community for their dedication and years of service.

James Fegan Jr. of Chambersburg, Pa.. has served on the board since September 992. He held the offices of secretary, vice president, president and also served on multiple committees during his many terms of office. Fegan was instrumental during the decision making process to build The Quarters at The Shook in 1992 through the ribbon cutting ceremony in 1994. As a board member he relates that has enjoyed being a part of The Shook Home "family" and watching the facilities' positive growth.

Ed Steckel also received an award for his terms of service as a board member from March 1996 through March 2007. Steckel served on numerous committees during his tenure as a board member. He was active on the Public Relations, Human Resources, and Property and Technology committees.

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