FCPS Presents Support Staff Awards

FCPS Presents Support Staff Awards
Posted on 08/09/2017
Support Staff Award WinnersFor Immediate Release
August 9, 2017
Contact: Steve Edwards, Coordinator of Policy and Communications
540-662-3888 ext. 88235


FCPS Presents Support Staff Awards Frederick County Public Schools recognized employees from 13 different areas during its support staff convocation this afternoon. This is the 19th year the awards have been presented to recognize the accomplishments and contributions of the school division’s support staff.

There are five award categories for support staff which include: Bus Driver of the Year; the Gala Award, for facilities services workers, custodians, couriers, mechanics and school security officers; the Macintosh Award, for instructional, library, and bus aides; the Rome Award, for school nutrition services staff; and the York Award, for specialists, including student support specialists, clerical support, information technology staff, school psychologists, diagnosticians, social workers, sign language interpreters, accompanists and school nurses.

Lois Clark was selected the Bus Driver of the Year. Clark, who drove Bus 19 during the 2016-17 school year and served students at Redbud Run Elementary School and James Wood Middle School. This year marks Clark’s 20th year working as a bus driver for Frederick County Public Schools.

This year’s Gala Award winner was David Dixon, a custodian at Middletown Elementary School. The runner-up was Rick Revetta, a custodian at Gainesboro Elementary School. Pam Tubandt, an instructional aide at Frederick County Middle School, was the winner of the Macintosh Award. Dowell J. Howard Center instructional aide Louise Dixon was the runner-up.

The recipient of the Rome Award was Wendy Phillips, a school nutrition services employee at Armel Elementary School. Donna Doyle, the school nutrition services manager at Millbrook High School, was the runner-up.

The winner of the York Award was Connie Spates, a retired secretary from Orchard View Elementary School. Sheila Heishman, a specialist in the finance department at the school division’s administration building, was the runner-up.

For the Gala, Macintosh, Rome, and York Awards, the procedure begins with a nomination process. Any employee may nominate another employee for an award and each site may elect one individual in each category. The nominees then complete application forms which are reviewed by a panel of judges. An award recipient and a runner-up are selected for each category.

The recipient of each award receives a plaque and a monetary gift of $500. Each runner-up receives a framed certificate and a monetary gift of $250.