Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD / Board of Education Educator, Employee and Volunteer of the Month & Recognitions

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Anne Arundel County Public Schools, MD / Board of Education Educator, Employee and Volunteer of the Month & Recognitions

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5 Jan 2023

Each month, from September through June, The Board of Education recognizes an Educator, Employee and Volunteer of the Month

The Educator and Employee of the Month are chosen by a committee made up of members of the Anne Arundel County Retired School Personnel Association (AARSPA).

The Volunteer of the Month is chosen by a committee made up of staff from the Office of School & Family Partnerships and parents.

To nominate someone and for more information, go to https://www.aacps.org/Page/981
  • 5 participants
  • 11 minutes
teacher
colleague
supervision
leadership
appointed
principal
excellent
promotes
daughter
month
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9 Dec 2022

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  • 7 participants
  • 11 minutes
educator
teacher
teachers
teaching
school
michelle
principal
assistant
month
like
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9 Dec 2022

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  • 4 participants
  • 10 minutes
educator
teacher
teaching
lydia
principal
leader
teal
attend
demeanor
month
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10 Oct 2022

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  • 5 participants
  • 11 minutes
educator
counselor
student
tutoring
advocate
like
luna
grades
month
glen
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27 Jun 2022

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  • 4 participants
  • 13 minutes
powerteacher
educator
administrators
principal
knowledgeable
senior
colleague
counselors
amy
arundel
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17 May 2022

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  • 5 participants
  • 13 minutes
educator
student
mentors
facilitator
degree
staff
annapolis
signature
rebecca
appreciative
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17 May 2022

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  • 4 participants
  • 11 minutes
educator
teacher
heather
advocate
interventionalist
mother
fostering
responsibilities
attends
excellent
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3 Mar 2022

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  • 5 participants
  • 11 minutes
educator
teachers
reading
susan
book
student
assist
miss
ellis
month
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16 Feb 2022

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  • 3 participants
  • 9 minutes
educator
leader
principal
student
paige
responsibilities
severna
respected
staff
month
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6 Jan 2022

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  • 4 participants
  • 13 minutes
educator
tracy
assistant
representative
excellent
grateful
duties
volunteer
madam
green
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2 Dec 2021

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  • 1 participant
  • 7 minutes
assistant
working
ron
assisting
employee
superintendents
office
technician
central
brittingham
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2 Dec 2021

Jodi Risse, Supervisor of Food and Nutrition Services for Anne Arundel County Public Schools, today was named the Maryland School Nutrition Association’s Director of the Year.

In her 14 years overseeing AACPS’ Division of Food and Nutrition Services, Risse has become known as an innovator who cultivates creative year-round approaches to providing healthy meals for students at all levels with an intense focus on fresh options. Risse has implemented vibrant and abundant salad bars in every school in the school system has even developed curbside menus during the pandemic that feature fresh produce such as red peppers, kiwi, and squash.

“Jodi epitomizes what we mean when we say ‘AACPSAwesome,’ ” Superintendent George Arlotto said. “There is nothing she and the incredible team she leads won’t do to provide students with healthy options that fuel their minds and bodies. We are incredibly grateful that she is on our team because our students benefit from her expertise and devotion every day.”

Under Risse’s leadership, the Division of Food and Nutrition Services has provided more than 12.5 million meals to students across the county since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. FNS employees didn’t miss a day, serving meals on the very first day schools were closed.

Risse also co-chairs the school system’s Wellness Council, a multi-sector committee aimed at providing resources, strategies and monitoring tools to ensure that effective implementation of the AACPS Wellness Policy in order to increase the quality of life for all members of the educational community and to cultivate communities of wellness.

In addition, she hosts a monthly educational segment titled “Tasting of the Rainbow” that features a local product served in school meals. The video includes spotlights from students, teachers, principals, and a local farmer. It is featured in all 126 schools on the monthly “Tasting of the Rainbow” day.

Risse’s work isn’t all about serving meals, however. She also collaborates with the Department of Special Education to give students work experience within FNS. This program helps students develop job-related skills as they transition out of high school, while introducing them to the world of school food service.

“It is a such an honor to be recognized by the Maryland School Nutrition Association for the impact we have in serving the students and communities in Anne Arundel County,” said Risse, who also won a national award for her efforts to help curb childhood hunger in 2019. “It is my honor and privilege to work side by side with the best school nutrition team in the country. This could only be accomplished with the unwavering support from our Superintendent, Dr. George Arlotto, and from my family both at work and home. Together, we truly cultivate communities of wellness: one student at a time.”

In addition to her work with AAACPS, Risse has served on the Maryland School Nutrition Executive Board since 2002 and was the organization’s Education Committee Co-Chair from 2000 to 2007.

https://aacpsschools.org/pressr/?p=6961
  • 3 participants
  • 8 minutes
leadership
madam
supervisor
grateful
president
note
committee
jody
serving
food
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2 Dec 2021

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  • 5 participants
  • 11 minutes
teacher
educator
school
assistant
principals
juniors
fellow
professional
perseverance
oakwood
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2 Dec 2021

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  • 9 participants
  • 15 minutes
educator
teacher
ashley
important
colleagues
personality
miss
month
expertise
astonishment
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6 Oct 2021

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  • 4 participants
  • 12 minutes
educator
chesapeake
graham
middle
month
responsibilities
principal
county
mrs
volunteers
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2 Sep 2021

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  • 4 participants
  • 12 minutes
teachers
educator
school
principal
individuals
appropriate
supportive
professionalism
freetown
edmonds
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7 Jul 2021

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  • 6 participants
  • 12 minutes
educator
superintendent
supervisor
tamara
leader
appreciative
anne
like
marley
grandmother
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20 Oct 2020

US News & World Report recently ranked Shipley's Choice Elementary School #1 in Maryland Elementary Schools! https://www.usnews.com/education/k12/maryland/shipley-s-choice-elementary-247720

Full October 20, 2020 Board of Education Meeting available here: https://youtu.be/kE8an-zJeuw
  • 3 participants
  • 5 minutes
elementary
schools
preschools
choice
shipley
grade
superintendent
maryland
102
county
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10 Jun 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
library
libraries
books
reading
andrea
students
like
media
interested
promotes
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10 Jun 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
employee
paraprofessional
kathy
staff
work
teamwork
school
ethic
inspirational
incredibly
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10 Jun 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
volunteering
volunteer
appreciative
parents
teachers
dear
staff
favorite
folger
june
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23 May 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
leader
teachers
teacher
lyndale
principal
scott
leads
administrator
honor
influence
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23 May 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
custodian
theresa
staff
employee
supervisor
excellent
school
belvedere
honor
knowledgeable
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23 May 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
volunteer
generously
barbara
donated
lunches
needy
fed
germantown
daughter
teacher
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13 Mar 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
reading
read
teachers
smallwood
enjoy
smith
elementary
kathleen
sessions
community
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13 Mar 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
school
southern
employee
custodian
like
attention
maintained
francie
middle
miss
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13 Mar 2019

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  • 2 participants
  • 1 minute
volunteer
volunteers
staff
tucker
supporter
tirelessly
pta
school
annapolis
today
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