April Board Recognitions
National Library Week
The Baldwin County School District recognized our media specialists and media clerks in honor of National Library Week and National School Librarian Day.
National Library Week was April 4-10. The theme for this year is “Welcome to Your Library.” The purpose of this year's theme is to promote the idea that libraries extend far beyond the four walls of a building – and that everyone is welcome to use their services. During the pandemic libraries have been going above and beyond to adapt to our changing world by expanding their resources and continuing to meet the needs of their users. Whether people visit in person or virtually, libraries offer opportunities for everyone to explore new worlds and become their best selves through access to technology, multimedia content, and educational programs.
During the National Library Week there is also National School Librarian Day, observed this year on April 4th. Each year, National School Librarian Day recognizes the professionals who keep the school library in working order. our media specialists and clerks are dedicated to helping our children find the resources they need to keep learning. They are the people who create an environment where students can learn every day of the year. Their work is an impressive accomplishment. The media specialists and clerk provide guidance and expose our students not only to texts, print media, and literature but to digital resources and technology, too. These resources also connect them to libraries around the world.
Coaches of the Year Recognition
The Baldwin County School District recognized Coach Kizzi Walker and Coach Anthony Webb for being named Coaches of the Year by the Georgia High School Association (GHSA). Coach Walker was named the 2021 Region 4A Coach of the Year and Coach Webb was named the 2021 Region 4A Coach of the Year as well as the 2021 Class 4A State Coach of the Year by GHSA. To learn more about these two phenomenal coaches click the following links to read brief bios about their professional and personal history in basketball as well as in coaching. Coach Kizzi Walker. Coach Anthony Webb.
National Assistant Principals Week
Our Assistant Principals were recognized in honor of National Assistant Principals Week, observed April 5-9 this year. This year, the celebration of our Assistant Principals takes on an even greater significance as we recognize all that assistant principals have conquered amid the pandemic and consider what their ever-expanding and evolving role might look like moving forward. BCSD assistant principals are to be commended for the enormous contributions they have made towards our students' success.
Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course
The school board recognized all school district leaders and employees who successfully completed the Johns Hopkins University COVID-19 Contact Tracing Course in the Fall. The course focused on the science of COVID-19, transmission, infectious period, and mitigating the spread of the virus. Contact tracing is a critically important tool in pandemic response. Public health officials have long used this tactic to break the chain of transmission of infectious diseases and limit the spread of infections.
April Pursuit of Excellence Winners
The school board recognized the April recipients of the Baldwin County School District Pursuit of Excellence Award. The Pursuit of Excellence award is presented monthly to employees who go above and beyond the call of duty. The winners are Shelton Brown, Work Based Learning Teacher at Baldwin High School; Amie Caruso, Instructional Coach at Baldwin High School; Christopher Ryles, Band Teacher at Oak Hill Middle and Baldwin High School; and Karen Stanley, Family Engagement Specialist for the school district. To view the April winners please click the following link: April Pursuit of Excellence.