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By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
The Chambersburg Area School Board rescinded its offer to appoint a former assistant superintendent into another leadership position at the same salary and benefits. By a 6-3 vote Wednesday night, the school board voted to amend a move on March 13 that in effect removed Cathy Dusman from her job as assistant superintendent and made her director of early childhood education. Voting for the change were Phillip Miracle, Stanley Helman, Kim Amsley-Camp, Fred Rice, Joe Tosten and Norman Blowers.
NEWS
October 13, 2008
Hagerstown Community College hired seven new full-time faculty members for the fall semester. New faculty members include Mehdi Asgharifar, instructor, mechanical engineering technology; Richard Campbell, instructor, developmental mathematics; Mary Beth Chaney, instructor, early childhood education/reading; Lori Manilla, instructor, psychiatric and mental health nursing; Stacey McGee, instructor, business and accounting; Timothy McCollum, instructor,...
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By MARLO BARNHART | August 10, 2009
FUNKSTOWN -- A city girl, Sara Jungerheld said her new colleagues at the Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education have been helping her adjust to small-town living. Jungerheld, 22, will be teaching kindergarten at the school, which caters to those in pre-kindergarten and kindergarten. She is the only new teacher at the school this year. "I've always wanted to teach young children," Jungerheld said. A former resident of Pasadena, Md., in Anne Arundel County, she graduated cum laude from Villa Julie College in Stevenson, Md. Her degree is in early childhood education.
EDUCATION
May 28, 2011
YORK, Pa. — The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at York College of Pennsylvania. • Hilary Adams of Charles Town, W.Va., a junior sports management major • Katie Angleberger of Walkersville, Md., a junior secondary education-mathematics major • Alexander Bean of Ijamsville, Md., a senior criminal justice major • Kevin Britt of Union Bridge, Md., a junior criminal justice...
LIFESTYLE
January 14, 2011
Hagerstown Children's Theater announces the opening of the new, innovative Arts-Based Day Care and Preschool opening Monday, Jan. 24. The Creative Learning Center will feature a preschool curriculum that will offer music, Suzuki violin technique, keyboard, dance, creative movement, yoga, creative theater and puppetry as well as visual arts and the living arts. The curriculum will be based on the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The center will have a strict class size and will offer spaces for ages 2 and 3. All of the teachers are professional, mature, child-centered educators with many years of experience working with children.
NEWS
June 26, 1998
FREDERICK, Md. - Hood College offers a program for those who want to change careers and become teachers even though their baccalaureate degrees are in different fields. Students who would like to begin the program in the fall semester, which begins Monday, Aug. 24, must apply by Wednesday. Those who would like to begin the program in the spring 1999 semester, which begins Jan 20, 1999, must apply by Thursday, Oct. 15. Students may enter the certification programs after earning a baccalaureate degree from Hood or another accredited institution.
EDUCATION
August 11, 2013
Hagerstown Community College student Darren Covington of Hagerstown recently was awarded the Helen and Gene Kline Scholarship for the fall semester. Covington, 42, is an early childhood education major. Covington has spent the last 15 years working in restaurants and bakeries. He became interested in early childhood education when raising his four daughters, now ages 25, 14, 13 and 11. Covington enrolled in HCC last year and will graduate in May. After graduation, Covington intends to transfer to Frostburg State University to complete his bachelor's degree with the ultimate goal of teaching third grade, preferably at a county school.
EDUCATION
April 15, 2012
Marshall Hoffmaster and Allison Staubs were named students of the month for April at Washington County Technical High School. Marshall is a junior in biomedical sciences at Tech High. Outside of class, Marshall enjoys reading, playing sports, hanging out with friends and family. and researching topics outside of class.  Marshall's home school is Williamsport High School. Marshall is a member of the French Honors Society at his home school and is on the “It's Academic/Quiz Bowl” Team at Tech High.  Along with biomedical sciences, Marshall is enrolled in honors physics, advanced-placement literature, honors world history and honors precalculus.  Marshall holds a 3.97 grade-point average.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | August 15, 2006
FUNKSTOWN - They were all in their places with bright, shiny faces, as the old nursery rhyme says. No, it wasn't the students - they haven't arrived for the 2006-07 school year. But the five new teachers at Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education are and they were eagerly anticipating the start of classes Aug. 23. Of the five, Amanda Miller already got her feet wet, having started at Funkstown in January because of a retirement. "I love it here," said the second-grade teacher.
NEWS
by MARLO BARNHART | September 6, 2004
marlob@herald-mail.com Carol Wilt knows firsthand the value of early childhood education - not only for her son, but also for herself. Now a kindergarten teacher at Eastern Elementary School in Hagerstown, Wilt had a high school diploma when she first enrolled her son in Head Start of Washington County years ago. After seeing preschool's positive impact on her child, Wilt went back to school and received her degree from Hood College in Frederick, Md., so she could help other children benefit from the experience.
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EDUCATION
August 11, 2013
Hagerstown Community College student Darren Covington of Hagerstown recently was awarded the Helen and Gene Kline Scholarship for the fall semester. Covington, 42, is an early childhood education major. Covington has spent the last 15 years working in restaurants and bakeries. He became interested in early childhood education when raising his four daughters, now ages 25, 14, 13 and 11. Covington enrolled in HCC last year and will graduate in May. After graduation, Covington intends to transfer to Frostburg State University to complete his bachelor's degree with the ultimate goal of teaching third grade, preferably at a county school.
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NEWS
By ROXANN MILLER | roxann.miller@herald-mail.com | June 19, 2013
The Chambersburg Area School Board rescinded its offer to appoint a former assistant superintendent into another leadership position at the same salary and benefits. By a 6-3 vote Wednesday night, the school board voted to amend a move on March 13 that in effect removed Cathy Dusman from her job as assistant superintendent and made her director of early childhood education. Voting for the change were Phillip Miracle, Stanley Helman, Kim Amsley-Camp, Fred Rice, Joe Tosten and Norman Blowers.
EDUCATION
April 15, 2012
Marshall Hoffmaster and Allison Staubs were named students of the month for April at Washington County Technical High School. Marshall is a junior in biomedical sciences at Tech High. Outside of class, Marshall enjoys reading, playing sports, hanging out with friends and family. and researching topics outside of class.  Marshall's home school is Williamsport High School. Marshall is a member of the French Honors Society at his home school and is on the “It's Academic/Quiz Bowl” Team at Tech High.  Along with biomedical sciences, Marshall is enrolled in honors physics, advanced-placement literature, honors world history and honors precalculus.  Marshall holds a 3.97 grade-point average.
OBITUARIES
December 19, 2011
Dona Sherry (Smallwood) Ashton, 60, of Martinsburg, passed away Friday, Dec. 16, 2011, at home. Born Aug. 25, 1951, in Martinsburg, she was the daughter of Donald Smallwood and the late Grace (Sherrard) Noll. In addition to her mother, she was preceded in death by her beloved husband, Glen Ashton; her stepfather who raised her, Meade Noll; and a very dear friend, Clyde Neidigh. Dona was a graduate of Martinsburg High School Class of 1969, and a 1998 graduate of Shepherd College with a B.A. in early childhood education.
NEWS
By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | matthew.umstead@herald-mail.com | December 19, 2011
A longtime Bedington Elementary School kindergarten teacher died unexpectedly Friday after a brief illness, Berkeley County Schools Superintendent Manny P. Arvon announced Monday. Dona S. Ashton, 60, of Martinsburg, taught at the northern Berkeley County school for more than 20 years, Arvon said at the Berkeley County Board of Education meeting. Members of the school district's crisis team spent the day at the school Monday, Arvon said. “Our thoughts and prayers have been with the family,” Arvon said.
NEWS
By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | August 10, 2011
"Building Blocks of Success," a half-day conference held Wednesday, focused on early childhood educational experiences at home, in day care and pre-school that lead to success or failure in school. About 100 people - education, community, business and political leaders among them - attended the morning conference at the Holiday Inn in Martinsburg. Featured speakers were Oleta Fitzgerald, southern regional director of the Children's Defense Fund, and Diane Ansari, director of Regional Education Service Agency 8 Head Start, Pre-K and Early Head Start.
EDUCATION
May 28, 2011
YORK, Pa. — The following area students were named to the dean’s list for the spring semester at York College of Pennsylvania. • Hilary Adams of Charles Town, W.Va., a junior sports management major • Katie Angleberger of Walkersville, Md., a junior secondary education-mathematics major • Alexander Bean of Ijamsville, Md., a senior criminal justice major • Kevin Britt of Union Bridge, Md., a junior criminal justice...
NEWS
By JULIE E. GREENE | julieg@herald-mail.com | February 21, 2011
Several educators and a Habitat for Humanity official were presented with Golden Apple awards at last week’s Washington County Board of Education meeting. Golden Apple awards were given to Kathy Powderly, development director of Habitat for Humanity of Washington County; Darlene Teach, retired principal/project coordinator for the Women Build Educators’ House; and Kathy Stiles, Rockland Woods Elementary principal and participant in the Women Build Educators’ House, according to the Feb. 15 board meeting agenda.
LIFESTYLE
January 14, 2011
Hagerstown Children's Theater announces the opening of the new, innovative Arts-Based Day Care and Preschool opening Monday, Jan. 24. The Creative Learning Center will feature a preschool curriculum that will offer music, Suzuki violin technique, keyboard, dance, creative movement, yoga, creative theater and puppetry as well as visual arts and the living arts. The curriculum will be based on the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The center will have a strict class size and will offer spaces for ages 2 and 3. All of the teachers are professional, mature, child-centered educators with many years of experience working with children.
NEWS
June 14, 2010
FUNKSTOWN -- The new principal for Funkstown School for Early Childhood Education for the coming school year will be Kathleen M. Forrest, according to Washington County Board of Education minutes. Forrest was assistant principal at Maugansville Elementary, according to the minutes of the May 18 meeting. The Funkstown school is for prekindergartners and kindergartners. Susan Burger, who was principal at the school for the past seven school years, is retiring. -- Julie E. Greene
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