Education briefs

November 19, 2007

Frederick educators win honors

The Maryland School Counselor Association recently named Catoctin High School counselor Curtis Howser Maryland's high school Counselor of the Year. The group also named Thurmont Middle Principal Barbara Keiling Maryland Counselor Advocate of the Year.

With 25 years experience as an educator and school counselor, Howser has a bachelor's degree in industrial arts education from Georgia Southern College and master's in guidance counseling from Western Maryland College.

At Thurmont Middle, Keiling got the Counselor Advocate of the Year award for collaboration with guidance staff and recognizing the value of counselors' contributions to an effective school environment. Keiling holds bachelor's degrees in journalism and English education from West Virginia University and the University of Maryland, respectively, and a master's degree in education from Western Maryland College.

Frederick County parents invited to chat

FREDERICK, Md. - Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Linda Burgee invites parents and guardians to ask questions and talk informally with her on Monday, Dec. 3, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 7630 Hayward Road in Frederick.


Other upcoming Superintendent's Chats are scheduled at the same location at the following dates and times:

Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2008 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.; and Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2008, from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

'After Middle School' program offered

FREDERICK, Md. - Parents of eighth-grade students are invited to a program called "Planning for the Future: Life after Middle School," Tuesday, Nov. 27, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Frederick Community College Jack B. Kussmaul Theater.

To register, call 301-846-2469.

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