Harford County Education Foundation honors 28 educators as Everyday Heroes

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2018 Everyday Heroes: Standing (left to right): Warren Hamilton – Education Foundation Board Chair, Erin Wyatt, Creighton Leizear, Carla Kruzic, Susan Andrews, Michelle Williamson, Tangia Streete Allen, Michelle Spencer, Tracy Goergens, Josh Rupert, Sarah Adams, Tamara Stewart, Jennifer Delinski, Karen Murphy, Sherry Thier, Michael James, Stacey Scarff, Suzette Attah, Kristen Travers, Karen Gonzalez, Melissa Brooks, Dr. Sean Bulson – Superintendent of Schools, Michelle Carson, Joe Voskuhl –President of the Board of Education, and Patricia Bales:
Sitting (left to right): Erica Kelly, Anna Szot, Stacey Sewell, Tara Sample, Robin Liegey, Danielle Strange.

The Harford County Education Foundation recognized 28 local educators as Everyday Heroes at its annual gala. Here are the details provided:

Education Foundation honors 28 Harford County Educators

Bel Air, MD, November 5, 2018 – Twenty-eight teachers were recently recognized as Everyday Heroes by the Harford County Education Foundation at their annual Tools for Schools Breakfast Gala. The event brought over 170 community leaders and educators together in support of the Education Foundation’s programs to equip children with the resources and supplies necessary for success.

The Everyday Heroes Award recognizes the outstanding educators of Harford County Public Schools, especially those who go above and beyond to make learning rewarding and engaging. Each honoree was presented with a framed certificate, an Everyday Heroes Engraved Pencil Award, and a special gift, compliments of Saxon’s Diamond Centers.

Congratulations to all of the Education Foundation’s Everyday Heroes:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chelsea Davies, Title 1 Teacher Specialist at Bakerfield Elementary School, shared with the event guests an innovative program highlighting extraordinary strategies in our schools to engage students and families. Through a Classroom Innovation Grant awarded by Harford County Education Foundation, Ms. Davies was allowed, with a small group of dads, to organize the first Million Father March at Bakerfield Elementary School. Through their efforts, over 175 men walked alongside the students on their first day of school. Ms. Davies called it an “inspiring moment with parents, grandparents and community members, including representation from the Education Foundation, as we move forward with building male involvement at Bakerfield Elementary School.”

Ms. Claudine Adams, CEO of Bravura Information Technology Systems, Inc., a minority, women-owned defense contractor, was the Signature Sponsor of the Breakfast Gala. Ms. Adams spoke to the group and encouraged everyone to stay committed to fostering excellence in learning by pledging support to Harford County Education Foundation.

Other top sponsors were: Oak Contracting, LLC, Booz Allen Hamilton, Carefirst BlueCross BlueShield, Harford Mutual Insurance Company, Wegmans, Jones Junction, Gant Global Services, and Harford County Government.

Performances by Aberdeen High School Dance Company led by Caroline Brazil, Dance Teacher, and student run Aberdeen High School Vocal Ensemble, managed by Charles Braungard, Vocal Music Teacher, earned massive applause from the crowd. Special guest speakers included Dr. Sean Bulson, Superintendent of Schools, and Joseph Voskuhl, President of the Board of Education.

The Breakfast Gala culminated in a phenomenal display of community support when each sponsor was brought to the stage to showcase their commitment to Harford County education. Sponsors held up photos of students as a symbol and demonstration of their support.