Sherry Mayne, a security assistant at Century High School in Sykesville, was selected this month as the Educational Support Professional of the Year by the Maryland State Education Association, according to a news release from Carroll County Public Schools.
The association said Mayne was selected based on a number of criteria including professional practice, member advocacy and association involvement, community engagement, personal achievement and enhancement of the ESP image. She will represent Maryland in the national Education Support Professional awards program.
Mayne voluntarily transferred to the newly created position of security assistant in 2017. Before then she had worked as a student assistant and instructional assistant with CCPS serving special education students in kindergarten, second and fourth grades. This included work in the CCPS Autism program, where she supported nonverbal students with severe behaviors.
According to CCPS, Mayne “consistently demonstrates a high level of professionalism with her knowledge and dedication to students and the school community.”
Cindy Porter, president of the Carroll Association of School Employees, said Mayne is “very deserving” of the recognition.
“Sherry exemplifies the qualities and professionalism of education support professionals here in Carroll County and across the state, and I am so very proud of her being recognized in this manner,” Porter said in a news release.
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Mayne serves as the CASE secretary and is redesigning CASE’s professional website. Mayne also operates a food pantry in her school community and helps organize the annual Carroll NAACP Martin Luther King Jr. breakfast, among other volunteer roles in the community.
The Carroll County Career and Technology Center is planning an open house to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The event, which is open to the public, is set for Oct. 1, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Tours of the building will be offered for participants to see how it has changed during the last 50 years. Door prizes will be given out and three local food trucks will be on-site selling refreshments.
For more information on the center, go to https://ctc.carrollk12.org/.
Carroll Community College and CCPS will join forces to host the 44th annual College Fair on Oct. 10. The fair is planned from 6-8 p.m., in the Danele Shipley Memorial Arena at the Carroll County Agriculture Center in Westminster.
Students and families will have the opportunity to meet with representatives from more than 130 colleges and universities. Representatives from the military, technical schools and training programs will also attend. Counselors from CCPS high schools will be on-site to answer questions.
A listing of all registered colleges and program representatives planning to attend is located in each high school counseling office and on the Carroll Community College website at https://www.carrollcc.edu/collegefair/.