Talbot Schools Earn “Character School of the Year” Recognition


Carolanne Burkhardt, Easton Middle School Assistant Principal and Connie Cook, Media Specialist.

The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) recognized four Talbot County public schools as “Character School of the Year” at their annual conference and awards ceremony on Thursday October 11.  MCCE@SU is dedicated to making an ethical difference in the lives of individuals and communities through education.

Easton Elementary Dobson and Moton, White Marsh Elementary and Easton Middle all received “School of the Year” recognition for demonstrating outstanding character education initiatives withpositive results in student behavior, school climate, and academic performance. Dr. Robert Pelton and Dr. Deborah Kraft of the Stevenson University School of Education participated in the ceremony recognizing more than 150 teachers and administrators from 66 schools throughout the state.Capt. Rick Rubel, United States Navy, and Josh Carroll, 2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year were among the panel of speakers.

“It is such an honor for four schools within our county to be recognized as Maryland Character Schools of the Year,” said Tracy Elzey, Supervisor of Character Education.  “This honor does not come without hard work and dedication. Each team has proven that they exemplify the best character education practices within their schools. Their staff and students are dedicated to displaying the 11 principles of Character Education through their fully developed comprehensive character education programs.”

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