St. Mary's Co. Public Schools News Briefs

November Work Hard and Be Nice Award Recipients Announced

St. Mary's County Public Schools' (SMCPS) Work Hard and Be Nice Award recognizes distinct and extraordinary accomplishments of school system employees in connection with official employment. Dedicated employees contribute to the success of the school system and our students. Award recipients enhance both the success and the reputation of the school system through their extraordinary actions.

Each month, staff members are recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty. Mr. J. Scott Smith, interim superintendent of schools, is proud to announce the award recipients for the month of November 2014:

Todd Burroughs, Tyler Duncan, Rick Hageman, and Carol Lowmiller.

For more information about the SMCPS Work Hard and Be Nice Award program, or to nominate a school system employee, visit

Ethics Panel Appointments Announced

Interim Superintendent of Schools, Mr. J. Scott Smith, announces the Ethics Panel appointments made by the Board of Education at its meeting of December 10, 2014 as follows:


Ms. Bernadette Lewis of Leonardtown

Mr. Patrick Murphy of Leonardtown

The Ethics Panel members will serve a new three (3) year term effective January 1, 2015.

Board of Education Elects Officers

During its meeting of Wednesday, December 10, 2014, the Board of Education of St. Mary's County elected Mrs. Karin M. Bailey as chairman and Mrs. Rita Weaver as vice chairman. Mrs. Bailey's and Mrs. Weaver's school board terms expire December 2018.

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