New Castle News

April 1, 2014

Vo-tech staffers receive Pride and Promise awards

By Staff
New Castle News

NEW CASTLE — The Lawrence County Career and Technical Center’s joint operating committee has presented Pride and Promise awards to two employees.

The awards, given monthly, highlight outstanding achievements by staff, students or others.

The winners for March were substitute teacher Amanda DeSimone, who is the Keystone Test prep organizer and teacher, and Maria Haynes, instructional aide and Keystone Test prep data collection teacher.

Principal Regina Hiler said both women have worked to create positive and upbeat learning environment for Keystone Prep tests. The two women put up a Tiki hut and torches to create an island environment in the computer lab.

At its meeting March 20, the center’s joint operating committee also took the following action:

•Approved a raise for school nurse Maryann Cwynar, from $46,963 to $47,069.

•Approved a raise for computer technology teacher Lee Ann Gabriel, from $58,840 to $59,158.

•Agreed to send 22 students and three staff members to Hershey April 9, 10 and 11 for the Skills USA competition. The cost will be shared by the center and Skills USA, with students responsible for fund-raising a portion.

•Approved a contract with Dr. Carlos Flores for student physical exams at a cost of $300 for all students’ physicals.

•Accepted the resignation of Guadalupe Runyon as the practical nursing secretary. She is to assume the same position at the Lenape practical nursing school, which will be independently operated at the center.