On Saturday, April 22, the county recreational complex at 30290 Sam Barnes Road in Westover will be transformed into a fun filled free community event celebrating health and earth Day. The fourth annual Somerset Community Field Day will take place 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Plants, gardening tools, and sun safety bags will be handed out while supplies last. Raffles, food and drinks will be available all day. Shore Transit will be offering free transportation to and from the event from 9am to 1pm from their Princess Anne and Crisfield locations. Click on the title for more information.
Attached are several pictures from this weekend's Blue Ocean Entrepreneurial Competition at Johns Hopkins University. The guest speaker and author of the book Blue Ocean Strategy, Renee Mauborgne met with the WHS students and autographed their books. Blue Ocean Strategy has sold over 3.6 million copies and is recognized as one of the most iconic and impactful strategy books ever written. Mauborgne is ranked in the top 3 management gurus in the world in the Thinkers50 listing of the World’s Top Management Gurus. She is the highest placed woman ever on Thinkers50.
Sarah Perdue teaches art at Princess Anne Elementary School. She was recognized as the 2017 Teacher of the Year for Somerset County Public Schools on March 31.
Amy Heger teaches English at Somerset Promise Academy and at the Somerset Transition Program. On Friday, March 31 she was named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Somerset County Public Schools.
Carter G. Woodson Elementary School
Kindergarten teacher Janet Wilkins is Woodson Elementary School’s Teacher of the Year nominee. After teaching in Accomack County for three years, she joined Somerset County Public Schools in 2008. She has taught Kindergarten for ten years, in addition to teaching second grade for two years. Miss Wilkins received her Bachelor’s Degree from Wesley College and a Master’s of Education in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Grand Canyon University. She aspires to instill a love of learning that will follow her students throughout their school careers. She serves on Woodson’s School Improvement Team, the PBIS Committee and is involved in numerous school events. She said, “I taught at SCPS’s Summer Migrant Education Program and I reconnect with my former students and their families.” As it relates to all of her students Miss Wilkins said, “School-home relationships are a key factor in student learning and I continue to maintain the friendships and relationships that have been formed within my classroom.” She wants all of her students to feel successful both in and out of the classroom. She said, “I strive to promote a kind and caring community throughout the school by encouraging everyone to make each day their Best Day Ever.” Click on the title to read the other biographies.