Anna Letaw, a parent volunteer at Linton Springs Elementary School, was named as the first recipient of the Carroll County Public Schools Volunteer of the Year Award at the Board of Education meeting on Wednesday, January 10, 2018.
Letaw exemplifies the attributes of a dedicated and committed volunteer and goes above and beyond in meeting the needs of the students and staff at her school. She uses her incredible knowledge and organizational skills to be a “STAR” volunteer at Linton Springs, which is known as the “Home of the Stars.”
Letaw plays a critical role in the STEM lab at Linton Springs. Among other tasks, she inventories, organizes, and checks materials for quality assurance. She also created a Monarch butterfly garden and developed and carried out a plan that involved 125 fourth graders in the process. This natural habitat is beneficial not only to the butterflies, but also to students, who are able to observe them and collect data. Letaw is a Master Gardener and often works with teachers to help them take advantage of technology and outdoor habitats.
The Carroll County Public Schools Volunteer of the Year Award was created to recognize the importance of parent, family, and community involvement and the important role it plays in the success of our schools and our students. Each school was asked to nominate a parent or community member who has made a significant impact on their school through their volunteerism.