The Maryland Center for School Safety recently honored Frederick County Public Schools’ Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban, FCPS Security and Emergency Management Supervisor Scott Blundell and Monocacy Middle Assistant Principal Joshua Work for outstanding dedication to school safety.
Superintendent Alban, along with Sheriff Chuck Jenkins, received the School Safety Superintendent and Law Enforcement Executive of the Year Award in recognition of outstanding leadership and commitment to collaborative partnership to create and enhance a safe and secure learning environment for students, staff and parents. Scott Blundell was named School Safety/Security Director of the Year 2017-18.
MCSS Executive Director Ed Clarke and Assistant Director J. Dino Pignataro nominated Alban, Jenkins and Blundell because of their openness in sharing local experiences with peers statewide and their collaborative work to provide active-shooter response training for schools and presentations for parents.
Joshua Work received the MCSS School Administrator of the Year Award. Blundell nominated Work for his proactive dedication to bringing Avoid, Deny, Defend presentations and training to staff at Middletown Middle School and developing a plan to conduct the school system’s first active-assailant drill. Blundell describes Work as “a true leader at FCPS” who “has proven his dedication to the students through hard work and values he displays on a daily basis.”
Blundell adds that Work is an “ambassador of the FCPS mission to reach our students with exceptional teaching and caring support, challenge them to achieve their potential, and prepare them for success in a global society, and the only way to do that is to provide the students a safe place to learn.”