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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Dr. J. Scott Smith, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 32178
Dr. Maureen Montgomery, Deputy Superintendent of Schools, ext. 32135

LEONARDTOWN, MD – Superintendent of Schools, Dr. J. Scott Smith, would like to announce the outstanding employees that have been recognized for their service and dedication to St. Mary’s County Public Schools.

Mr. Paul Fenwick, Building Service Manager at Park Hall Elementary School, has been selected as the Educational Support Professional of the Year award winner.  The Educational Support Professional of the Year award was established in 2009 to recognize the essential role support staff has in the success of the school system by fostering a positive learning environment for students. Mr. Fenwick has been employed with St. Mary’s County Public Schools for seventeen years. 

Ms. Melissa Kiernan, Special Education Teacher at Leonardtown High School, has been selected as the representative from St. Mary’s County Public Schools for the Maryland Teacher of the Year program.  Ms. Kiernan has been employed with St. Mary’s County Public Schools for nineteen years.  She will compete against other teachers from across the State of Maryland for the Maryland Teacher of the Year Award.  Ms. Kiernan holds a Master’s Degree in Secondary Education and a Bachelor’s Degree in English and a Minor in Sociology from Virginia Tech.   

Ms. Lindsay Simone, 4th Grade Teacher at Mechanicsville Elementary School, has been selected as the representative from St. Mary’s County Public Schools for the Washington Post Teacher of the Year program.  Ms. Simone has been employed with St. Mary's County Public Schools for twelve years.  She was a finalist for the Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award competing against other teachers from public and private schools throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.  Ms. Simone holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Towson University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood from Salisbury University.

Ms. Jamie Jameson, Principal of Evergreen Elementary School, has been selected as the representative from St. Mary's County Public Schools for the Washington Post Principal of the Year program.  Ms. Jameson has been employed with St. Mary's County Public Schools for twenty-one years, the last six in the role of principal. She was a finalist for the Washington Post Principal of the Year Award competing against other principals from public and private schools throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia. Ms. Jameson holds a Master’s Degree in Teaching from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from James Madison University. 

As we celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week, May 1-7, 2022, we not only thank our teachers but principals, administrative, and support staff as well.  Every employee makes an important contribution to the success of our students.  Mr. Fenwick, Ms. Kiernan, Ms. Simone, and Ms. Jameson will represent the school system along with all nominees for the Educational Support Professional of the Year and Outstanding Educator, and other St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ staff at our Staff Recognition Ceremony on May 3, 2022.  For a complete list of all school and site nominees, visit https://www.smcps.org/strategic-planning/award-nominations