Upcoming Events AUGUST 8/11…Cultural Proficiency Meeting @ 1:30 @ SMS 8/11…New Teachers Return 8/18…All Staff Returns 8/22…PreK Camp 9:00- 11:00 8/22…Meet and Greet @ 1:45-2:45. Parents may stop by and meet their child’s teacher. 8/25…First Day of School 8/25 (week) PreK and K Conferences 9/1…Schools Closed 9/2…First day for PreK and K students 9/3…Back to School Night @ 6:30 9/5….Spirit Day 9/9…PTA Meeting @ 6:30 9/9…4 th Grade Field Trip 9/10..School Pictures 9/16..Summer Reading Awards Distributed Principal’s News A Title 1 School & Judy Center Partner AUGUST 2014 SUDLERSVILLE ELEMENTARY Our Mission: The mission of Sudlersville Elementary School is to educate and enlighten each of our students through an engaging curriculum and high expectations (for behavior and achievement) by dedicated teachers and staff with support of parents and the extended community. Our Vision: A graduate of Queen Anne's County Public Schools will be well-educated globally competitive and prepared to become a caring, productive citizen of the 21st century. I am Michele Hampton, and this is my seventeenth year as a principal in Queen Anne's County. I have two married sons who live and work in the Carolinas. The Sudlersville community is a fantastic community. We are fortunate to have such wonderful parents, students and staff! I am looking forward to the 2014/2015 school year. Let's make it the best year ever!
Talent Show at Sudlersville Elementary School On June 4, Sudlersville Elementary School hosted a talent show. There were many displays of talents and a variety of acts. Mrs. Angela Webster, guidance counselor, organized the event. The teachers performed a surprise act that was enjoyed by all! Pictured: 1. Derrick Troyer plays the piano. 2. Nathan Johnston demonstrates magical acts. 3. Sophie Mohen impersonates Elvis. 4. Teachers demonstrating some humorous talent. Sudlersville Elementary School Students Learn About Their Environment at Sassafras Environmental Center On June 5th, the third grade students at Sudlersville Elementary School learned all about life cycles and canoeing and hiking skills at the Sassafras Environmental Center in Chestertown, MD. Students are pictured canoeing on Turner Creek. Mr. Wayne Gilchrest helped teachers plan and organize the activities. Pictured (Left to Right) Kailee Reed, Andrew Jackson, Mr. Thomas Jackson William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award Mrs. Annette DiMaggio received the William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award for efforts to provide meals on weekends through the Backpack Fridays program she initiated.
Attendance at SES Attendance is a priority at SES. This school year we will work closely with Community Mediation Upper Shore as a truancy diversion program. This program seeks ways to improve attendance for parents whose children have poor attendance records. We will use this process as a way to improve student attendance. During a mediation process the parents and students have the chance to explain extenuating circumstances for absences. The goal is to reach an agreement that will help the students improve their attendance record. Electronic Devices I. Purpose: The Queen Anne’s County Board of Education acknowledges that portable communication devices may add to the well-being of students, however the Board also recognizes the possibility that these devices may distract or disrupt the education environment. Therefore limited use of portable communication devices will be permitted but must strictly follow the prescribed guidelines. Elementary school students are not permitted to possess or use portable communication devices while on Queen Anne’s County Public School property or while attending any elementary school activities. School office phones are available for those students who need to contact parents. This means students may not have cell phones or any other communication devices on the school grounds or on the buses. Because they distract from our studies and are frequently “lost”, students are discouraged from bringing electronic devices to school. Neither the school nor the teachers are responsible for safeguarding expensive devices that students decide to bring to school. Students may not bring a device to school that has internet access unless prior approval by the principal. S.E.S. will enforce this policy in order to protect privacy and prevent cyber bullying as well as to monitor appropriate usage. An Acceptable Use Policy will be sent home in the fall, and can be found in the Queen Anne’s County Student/ Parent handbook. This policy needs to be read and signed by you and your child. For more information, the entire policy may be found at http://qacps.org under student policies.http://qacps.org New Guidelines Announced for Free and Reduced Price School Meals The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has announced revised Income Eligibility Guidelines for free and reduced-price school meals. The guidelines are set by the federal government and adopted by MSDE. They are used to determine eligibility for free or reduced-price meals in the child nutrition programs for the period July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. Household size and income is the most common way to determine eligibility. Parents/guardians will continue to complete the Meal Benefit Application as they have in the past. Households will be informed whether their children qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Many children will continue to qualify just as they have in the past. Parents/guardians may reapply at any time during the school year and are encouraged to do so if their household size goes up, they become unemployed, their income goes down, or their household qualifies for FSP or TCA. More information may be found on MarylandPublicSchools.org.
MEET OUR STAFF! My name is Janet Hewitt, I am the Administrative Secretary at SES. I have worked for Queen Anne's County Public Schools for 11 years; first at SMS and then SES. My family has lived in the area for over 25 years. I hope everyone has had a wonderful summer and is ready for a new year! Janet Hewitt Administrative Secretary Secretary The Partnering for Youth After School Program will begin on September 22 nd ! This program serves 2 nd -4 th grade students from school dismissal to 5:00pm each day offering great enrichment activities and academic assistance. A 21 st Century Community Learning Center grant will fund the after school program at Sudlersville Elementary for the next 4 years. Look for registration packets in your child’s book bag in early September. We’re looking forward to seeing new and familiar faces. Join us – it’s going to be a great year at PFY! Nancy Smith I am happy to be the new school secretary. I am looking forward to seeing the families.
Guidance Counselor I am the school nurse at Sudlersville Elementary. I have lived on the Eastern Shore my entire life. I worked at Easton Memorial Hospital before working here in Queen Anne’s County. It is my pleasure to help children feel better so they can return to class. I enjoy spending time with my family and our animals, reading, and gardening. Jaci Reilly School Nurse Hi, I am the Speech Language Therapist here at school. I also work at Sudlersville Middle and Church Hill Elementary. This will be my sixth year here. I have two grown children and a new puppy. Our school is fantastic! I am very lucky to work with such great teachers and students. Kim McSorley Speech Therapist Lynn Henderson has been a school psychologist at SES for over ten years. Seven years ago she began also working at Sudlersville Middle School and has enjoyed watching students grow up, from pre-k to 8th grade. Lynn plays guitar and loves dogs. She has a miniature schnauzer named Dustin Hoffman. Lynn Henderson School Psychologist School Nurse Janice Bloodsworth I just love teaching ESOL here at Sudlersville Elementary School! I am happy to be starting my 2 nd full year with all our Sudlersville families and my 8 th year with Queen Anne’s County. I live in Chestertown with my husband and my two children, Brooke and William. We love to spend time together swimming, camping, and exploring the Eastern Shore and beyond. I am looking forward to another great year ahead with your wonderful children! Missy Hollis ESOL Teacher My name is Susan Davis and I am the Teacher Specialist here at Sudlersville Elementary School. This will be my 17th year working in Queen Anne's County. I have had great experiences during that time in the role of a classroom teacher, special education teacher, School Counselor and Teacher Specialist. I am very excited to serve as the secretary for our PTA this school year. I am very proud to be a part of the SES Team! Teacher Specialist Susan Davis Nicole Conner, M.Ed.,NCC I am excited to have joined the staff of SES! For the past 11 years, I have been the School Counselor at Sudlersville Middle School, so hopefully I will be a familiar face to many of you and your children. I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in English, Sociology, and Education from Western Maryland College and a Master’s Degree in School Counseling from the University of Delaware. I reside in Kent County, MD with my husband, daughter, cat and dog! I enjoy the arts, spending time with friends, sewing, reading, and playing board games.
Pre-Kindergarten Hello, my name is Laura Dean. This is my 14th year teaching in Queen Anne’s County and my 8th year here at SES. I earned my bachelor’s degree from Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia. My previous teaching experiences include one year in 4 th grade, 5 years in 1 st grade ( both at CHES), 3 years in Even Start, and 5 years in Pre-K ( both at SES). I was born and raised in Virginia Beach, Virginia, but moved to Stevensville, Maryland in 1985. I am proud to be teaching in the same school system that my husband and I attended. My husband and I have two children. When I am not at school, I enjoy going to my son’s ice hockey games, painting and coloring with my daughter, running with friends, reading books and going to the beach to visit family. I am looking forward to another exciting year working with you and your child here at SES. Laura Dean Hello my name is Christina Landgraf. This will be my third year teaching Kindergarten at Sudlersville Elementary. Prior to teaching in Queen Anne's County I taught first grade for one year in Accomack County, VA. I graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Early Childhood Education. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sudlersville Elementary and look forward to many more years with this wonderful staff. Christina Landgraf My entire teaching career has been at Sudlersville Elementary. I have always been a kindergarten teacher. I am fortunate to have been able to know many families during my career. It is interesting that I am now beginning to have children of former students! I love my job because I work with a great staff at S.E.S. and each day of work is different. There is always something exciting happening in kindergarten! Mary Alice Munson Kindergarten Currently a Kindergarten teacher at SES, I have taught Kindergarten since 2003. Previous teaching experiences include one year in 3rd grade, two years in 1st grade (both at SES) and a year and a half working for a non-profit group, Children's Literacy Initiative in the Philadelphia area school system. Prior to entering the field of teaching I worked in Construction Management for Gilbane Building Company and UMBC. I am grateful for the opportunity to work with and for the children and parents of Sudlersville Elementary School and am so very glad to be here. Tracey Beres PreK K K K Hi I'm Sherry Brooks and I work at Sudlersville Elementary as a School Assistant. I have worked at Sudlersville for 12 years as a substitute and assistant. School Assistant Sherry Brooks
Hi! My name is Melissa Bennett and I am a member of the fabulous first grade team. This year marks my 19th year of teaching, all of which have been here at SES. I spent 10 years in 2nd grade, 5 years in pre-k and am now enjoying my time in 1st grade. I graduated from York College of PA and obtained my master's degree from Wilmington College. My husband Chad and I live in Ridgely with our two daughters. Hope is 6 and is entering 1st grade. Kamryn is 4 and attends pre-k. In addition to teaching, I love to read and scrapbook. Thanks for allowing me to teach your children. Melissa Bennett Hello, my name is Missy Darling. This is my 26th anniversary of teaching first grade at SES! I earned my bachelor's degree in Elementary Education at Salisbury University. My husband and I have two wonderful children and four special fur babies. When I am not at school, I enjoy spending time with my family. Missy Darling Grade 1 Hi, I'm Alma Davis, 1st grade teacher at Sudlersville Elementary School. I've been at S.E.S. for thirteen years. My first year I taught Kindergarten, and for the last twelve I have taught first grade. I obtained my undergraduate degree in Speech Pathology from Towson University and my graduate degree in Education from Marymount University. In my spare time I love to read. Alma Davis Hi! My name is Stacey Troyer and I am a second grade teacher at SES! This will be my 13th year teaching and my fifth year here at SES! My husband and I live in Kennedyville and have two children that attend school here at SES. My son, Derrick will be in the 4th grade this year and my daughter, Gracie will be in the 2nd grade. I enjoy reading and spending my summer at the beach and outside! I am looking forward to an awesome school year!! Stacey Troyer Hi! My name is Sarah Eber. I grew up in Queen Anne's County and am proud to teach in the same county that gave me such an excellent education. I graduated from Salisbury University with a degree in Elementary Education. I have a Master's degree in Instructional Technology from UMUC. This is my fifth year teaching second grade at Sudlersville Elementary. I couldn't think of a better place to work! I am looking forward to another wonderful year at SES! Sarah Eber Hello! My name is Kerry Kane. I have been a teacher for 26 years...although ten of those years were spent at home raising my own two children who are now teenagers. I love teaching, but in my spare time I love to spend time with my family, read, golf and be outdoors as much as possible. I can't wait to meet all the new second grade students at SES this year! See you soon! Kerry Kane Grade 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 My name is Sandy Chance and this is my 28 th year in Queen Anne’s County! I have taught third grade, second grade, Kindergarten and Pre- K. I live nearby on a farm outside of Millington with my husband, Dave, and three boys, Josh, Hayden and Peyton. I love scrapbooking, collecting frogs, and teaching! I am extremely excited to be teaching first grade at SES this year!. I am looking forward to meeting my new parents and children! Sandy Chance 1
Hello, my name is Deirdre Bildstein and this will be my 17th year at Sudlersville Elementary School, and my 16th year teaching 3rd grade. I have a masters degree from Salisbury University, and I am a certified reading specialist. I live in Ridgely with my two boys and my husband. My three favorite things to do are spending time with my family, reading and scrapbooking! I am very excited to be back at Sudlersville Elementary, and I am looking forward to another great school year. Deirdre Bildstein Hello from third grade! This is my 14 th year at S.E.S. I love to travel and open “windows on the world” with my students. Parents and community members are most welcome to come and share in our learning. Your experiences and talents enrich and expand our knowledge. My summer fun included a trip to Colorado and boating around the Chesapeake Bay area. My educational background includes a Bachelor’s degree from Temple University, a Master’s degree from The University of Hong Kong, and a Doctoral degree from Walden University. Mary Leventhal Greetings! Welcome to the 2014-2015 school year! My name is Amy Thren and this is my 16 th year at S.E.S! I graduated from Salisbury University in 1999 and obtained my Masters in Reading Instruction from Wilmington University in 2005. I was born and raised in Queen Anne’s County and am a proud product of the school system. I currently live in Millington, with my husband Chris, son Taylor (third grade) and daughter McKenzie (2 years old.) I really enjoy working with the students at our school. Please feel free to contact me anytime with any questions or concerns that you may have. I am looking forward to another fun-filled, successful year with our S.E.S eagles! Amy Thren Grade 3 My name is Jeanette Settelmaier. This is my 7th year at Sudlersville Elementary, all of which have been in 4th grade. I absolutely love teaching this age level, students in 4th grade are exciting, independent, and motivating. I earned my undergraduate and Master's degrees from Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. I am certified to teach Preschool through 8th grade and have earned my reading specialist certification as well. In my free time I love spending time with my family. My husband, Russ and I moved to Maryland from Pennsylvania 8 years ago to build a life together and start our careers. I am a proud mother of (soon to be) two little girls. Ireland is a smart, active, lovable two and a half year old. We will welcome our 2nd little girl, Berlin, the beginning of August. I look forward to getting to know each of the students and helping them grow as learners. See you in September!! Jeanette Settelmaier Grade 4 Hi! My name is Sarah Rosendale. I have been at SES for seven years: one year as a student teacher with Mrs. Bildstein, three years in first grade, and three years in fourth grade. I attended Washington College for my bachelor's degree in Human Development with Elementary Education Certification, and just finished a Master's degree in Education in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) from UMBC. My husband Chris and I are blessed with two wonderful sons. Christopher, 3, loves trucks and tractors, and Wyatt, 1, is learning to walk and annoy his brother. :) I look forward to a hardworking class of fourth graders! Sarah Rosendale 4 3 3 3 4 4 My name is Kelly Embert and this is my 20th year teaching at Sudlersville Elementary School. I graduated from QACHS and Wesley College. I am married and have two children. Alli is in the 6th grade at SMS and Brad is a Junior at QACHS. I enjoy traveling and spending time with my family. I am looking forward to a new school year and my new group of students. Kelly Embert
Hello! My name is Carrie Comegys and I am the media specialist. I have a master’s degree in reading and love working with children. My goal is to help students become lifelong readers. I bring with me a lot of experience because I have eight grandchildren who I spend a lot of time with, fourteen years of driving a special needs school bus, and fifteen years of teaching. Along with my love for reading and being around children I love to swim and ride my bike. I have attended workshops this summer and I am excited about starting a new school year. Carrie Comegys Media Specialist Hi! I am Cassie Hosler, an art teacher here at SES. I have been with this wonderful school since 2008, this is my 7th year! I have my Bachelors of Art from the University of Delaware both in art and psychology. I also received my art education degree and certification from Delaware State University. I recently completed my Masters of Education in instructional technology from the University of Maryland University College this past May 2014. My husband and I have lived on QAC for 8 years. We have two amazing sons and a huge dog. I love teaching art; it is one of my passions. At home I spend as much time as possible with my boys. We cook, paint, travel, play soccer, and dance! I look forward to seeing you all soon! And congratulations in advance for working on the Summer Art Challenge! Cassandra Hosler Art Teacher Christopher Harrison Music Kesley Dean Physical Education Get ready to TUNE in to another MUSICAL year at Sudlersville Elementary School! My name is Christopher Harrison and I am excited to be part of our superb STAFF at Sudlersville Elementary School. Soon we will be out of the RHYTHM of summer and it will be time to come BACH to school. I am looking forward to helping each of you tip the SCALES with success, as we MEASURE our progress through the year. We have SHARP students at our school and I am excited to work with each of you. Take NOTE, when we work together in HARMONY we can all accomplish MAJOR things! So for now, stay out of TREBLE and enjoy the rest of your summer! I am a lifetime resident of Queen Anne's County. I graduated from Longwood University with a degree in K-12 Health & Physical Education and also played four years of Division I lacrosse. Outside of school, I commit myself to coaching and enjoy having additional opportunities to coach students that I see throughout the school year! This is my second year teaching Physical Education at Sudlersville Elementary. I feel grateful to have the opportunity to teach within the same school system in which I received my own education! Lucy McElroy Computer Specialist Hello! My name is Lucy “Cookie” McElroy. I teach Computer Lab (CCC) at Sudlersville Elementary. I am a graduate of Maryland State College which has become University of Maryland Eastern Shore, Princess Anne, MD. I have taught for a number of years in Queen Anne’s County and I am very glad to be teaching at Sudlersville Elementary School. Hi! My name is Suzanne Klein and I am the part-time art teacher at SES. I had an amazing first year at Sudlersville Elementary School, I enjoyed getting to know the students, staff and community. I attended Delaware State University and received my bachelor's degree in Art Education. I am passionate about art education, I believe everyone is creative, and I will work hard to make every student feel successful in art. In my free time, I love spending time with my husband and three children. I enjoy traveling - this summer we went to Outer Banks, NC and a road trip through parts of New England. I also enjoy going to museums, bowling, reading and creating my own artwork. I am looking forward to another fantastic year at Sudlersville Elementary School! Suzanne Klein Art Teacher
This will be my 12th year at Sudlersville Elementary School. My name is Phyllis Davis and I teach Special Education. I graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and have Special Education Certification from Johns Hopkins University. I look forward to another year of watching our Eagles SOAR! a Phyllis Davis My name is Mrs. Fallon Simpler, special education teacher here at SES. I grew up in Queen Anne’s County and attended Queen Anne’s County public schools. I am still a Queen Anne’s County resident along with my husband and two baby girls. I received my BA degree in Humanities with a concentration in Elementary Education from Washington College and a masters degree in Special Education from Wilmington University. Sudlersville Middle School is where I began my teaching career in 2004 and I was assigned there until 2009. I then made the transition to Sudlersville Elementary School. I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer and cannot wait for this upcoming school year! Fallon Simpler Hello everyone! My name is Daniel Miller, I am a special education teacher, and this will be my first year teaching at Sudlersville Elementary School. I am a recent graduate of Frostburg State University with a Master’s Degree in Special Education and I also have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary/Middle Education. I played baseball for two years at Chesapeake College and earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts and Science. I am a sports fanatic and a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Boston Red Sox. My true passion is baseball and I knew Sudlersville was a great fit due to the fact that Red Sox Hall of Famer Jimmie Foxx was born here. I am excited for this upcoming school year and look forward to working with all of the wonderful S.E.S students and staff! Daniel Miller My name is Sara Clark and I am a Special Education Para. This will be my 26th year at SES! I live in Centreville with my husband Donnie. We have 2 daughters and 3 grandsons. I enjoy going to the beach, working in my yard and spending time with my friends and family. Can't wait to see you in August and hope you are enjoying your summer. Sara Clark Special Education I have worked Queen Anne's County Public Schools for the past 24 years as Special Education Para-professional. I graduated from Chesapeake College with an associates degree in Teacher Education and was nominated by the college for the Distinguished Future Teacher Award. Upon graduation, I was hired by Queen Anne's County Public Schools and spent my first 18 years at Queen Anne's County High School. I transferred to Sudlersville Elementary School 5 years ago and I enjoy working with children having special needs. I currently reside in Barclay with my husband Bob, and my two dogs Yago and Sonya. Toni Davidson Special Education Para-professional My name is Lois (Lollie) Dixon. I am a Special Ed School Assistant. This will be my third year as a school assistant, but my seventh year at Sudlersville Elementary School. Previously four years as a Substitute Teacher. I live outside of Sudlersville with my husband Lee, son Norman Lee (who is a 7th grader at Sudlersville Middle School), and my husbands niece (better known as Cousin Dani). I enjoying working with the students and love all the Smiles and Hugs that I receive everyday. Looking forward to another fantastic school year and working with a wonderful supportive staff. Lollie Dixon Special Education Assistant
I have enjoyed working with the students at Sudlersville Elementary School with the Intervention Program and the Reach Program for the past ten years. I encourage them to do their best each day and do many activities. My husband, Frederick, and I live near Fairlee, Maryland. We enjoy fishing, gardening, sports, and reading. Thanks for the opportunity for allowing me to work with your children!! Life is good! Good! Reading Specialist I am Gerri Grimes. I am a reading tutor at SES. I have worked at SES for 15 years. I have also worked as an instructor with the PFY After School Program. This summer I have been hard at work as the Integrated Arts Instructor for the Summer School Program at SES. I have seen many students over the summer, but I look forward to seeing everyone again when the new school year starts. Gerri Grimes Reading Specialist Erlena Linthicum At the start of my 35 th year, I am looking forward to helping all the SES children and families with math as your Math Specialist. This year we will start a new math series geared toward the Maryland Common Core Standards and attempt to include more STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) in our classes through integrated activities. I am very excited that we will be making math relevant to solving everyday problems and mastering our facts in fun and meaningful ways. Look for my monthly column “Math Matters” in this newsletter for ways to help your child in the many domains of math. Terri Gloyd Math Specialist I am the lead parent coordinator at SES. I live in Centreville with my husband and two children, Courtney and Alex who have attended Queen Anne's County Public Schools. I look forward to another busy year with many opportunities for parent involvement at SES. See you in August! Elaine Butler Home School Coordinator Hi! My name is Carol Byerly and I am the Partnering for Youth After School Program Site Coordinator at SES. I started out at SES as a parent volunteer in 1998. I began working for QACPS in 2000 at Sudlersville Elementary. My previous positions include Assistant Site Coordinator for PFY ASP, Substitute Teacher and Reading Tutor. I am looking forward to the 2014-2015 school year. See you soon! Carol Byerly PFY Site Coordinator PTA OFFICERS 2013-14 President- Annette DiMaggio Vice President-Cara Turner Secretary-April Hammer Treasurer-Tammy Leader SES PTA Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the Month SPIRIT FRIDAY'S (1 st Fri. of the month) New this year "PRIZE BINGO" Movie Night - Sep. 6 th Prize Bingo - Feb. 7 th Prize Bingo Oct. 4 th Movie Night - Mar 7 th Movie Night-Nov. 8 th Prize Bingo –Apr 11 th Prize Bingo -Dec. 6 th Movie Night - May 7 th Movie Night - Jan. 3 rd -School Store is open every Friday during Lunch - all items are.10 to $1.00 -Fundraising Packet will be sent home Aug. 27th and due on Sept. 6th. -The child that sells the most will receive a Kindle Fire HD from the SES PTA -The classroom that sells the most will receive a Pizza Party or Ice Cream Social -Meet and Greet on Fri. Aug. 23rd the SES PTA will be attending to answer any questions and start our Membership Drive. Cost is $5.00 per person. The child that signs up the most members from each grade will receive a $20 Walmart Gift Card. NEW THIS YEAR!!! We are trying to get more parents involved in the PTA. If a parent attends every PTA meeting (Sept. thru May) they will have a chance to win a KINDLE FIRE HD. If there is more than one parent (and the SES PTA hopes there will be) at the May PTA Meeting, names will go in a drawing. -Oct. 26 th -Trunk or Treat at SES Car Show and evening of fun!!! -Dec. 7 th - Breakfast with Santa, Cookie Walk & Vendors (if you are a vendor or know a vendor and are interested in attending, please contact SES PTA) Hi! My name is Isabel Gomez, I am a Parent Liaison, Esol Tutor and Interpreter at Sudlersville Elementary School. This will be my 4 th year working here and I really enjoy working with all the families and staff in this community. I am looking forward to another great year. Isabel Gomez Parent Liaison, Esol Tutor Hi, my name is Rebecca Van Aken. I am excited to be joining the SES team as the reading specialist! This is my tenth year of teaching in Queen Anne’s County, where I previously taught first grade at Centreville Elementary. Originally, I am from Northeastern Pennsylvania. I graduated from Muhlenberg College and received my Master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania. I earned my national certification in the area of Reading-Language Arts. Outside of school, I enjoy acting and leading a drama camp at Church Hill Theatre, going to the beach and spending time with my family and friends. I’m looking forward to a wonderful year at SES! Karla Altamirano Bilingual Parent Coordinator My name is Karla Altamirano. I am the Bilingual Parent Coordinator. My native language is Spanish. I live in Millington with my husband Marco and our three children, that all attend Sudlersville Elementary School. This is will be my second year here at Sudlersville Elementary School and its my pleasure to work with all the families and the wonderful staff. Rebecca Van Aken Reading Specialist
I was born in Marion, Illinois and reared in Dexter, Missouri for the majority of my life. I graduated from Dexter High School and then attended Southeast Missouri State University where I received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English. I worked in Washington, DC for the US Attorneys Office and Skadden, Arps as a Legal Assistant until the birth of my second daughter. I returned to the workforce in 2006 as Coordinator of Even Start Family Literacy Program until 2011. When the program closed, I returned to graduate school and obtained my Masters of Social Work degree while working as Coordinator of the Judy Center, a position I obtained in 2013. I am the parent of 2 Queen Anne's County High School graduates and 1 current Queen Anne's County High School student. I am the step-parent of two as well. I have been married to William M. Miller, III publisher for the Naval Institute and native of Baltimore, Maryland since 1990. My pastimes include horseback riding, travel, and enjoying my new granddaughter, Layla and spending time with friends and family. I have been a resident of Queen Anne's County since 1998. Elizabeth Miller The Judy Center My name is Lori Yarbrough. I am the Early Child Liaison/Service Coordinator for the Judy Center. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren with whom I love to spend time. I like spending time on our boat and collecting sea glass. I am excited to spend another year supporting our pre-K, Kindergarten and Playgroup children! Lori Yarbrough The Judy Center Angie Soto The Judy Center This is my first year working with the Judy Center Partnership as the Administrative Secretary. I have worked as an ESOL Tutor and Secretary for the past seven years and lived in the county for twelve years. I am the parent of two wonderful children. I am excited to work with the Judy Center staff. Sudlersville Elementary School has been a wonderful place to work. I anticipate a great 2014-2015 school year. See you then!