Frederick County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Terry Alban announced the names of the 2020 School-Based and Central Office Support Employees of the Year at today’s virtual Board of Education meeting. They are Debbie Langowski and Randall Connatser, respectively. She also announced the winners in four other Support Employee of the Year categories.
The FCPS Support Employees of the Year program typically recognizes outstanding members of the school system’s support staff in eight broad job categories, though two of the categories this year--School-Based Food Service Employee of the Year and Central Office Business Support Employee of the Year--had no nominations. Two of the category winners are selected to receive the overall FCPS Central Office and School-Based Support Employee of the Year awards. The two overall winners receive a cash award, a personal day off, special trophy and Board of Education pin.
Debbie Langowski, School-Based Special Education Instructional Assistant of the Year, is the overall 2020 School-Based Support Employee of the Year. A special education instructional assistant at Rock Creek School, she has been with FCPS more than 15 years.
“Debbie’s ability to relate to every student at Rock Creek School is beyond compare, and she takes the physical and emotional well-being of the most vulnerable and fragile students to heart,“ said Superintendent Alban. “She goes above and beyond to give the students the time, dignity, respect and affirmation they need and deserve, and she works hard to ensure that they achieve their greatest potential,” Dr. Alban added.
Named Central Office Maintenance Support Employee of the Year, Randall Connatser is the overall 2020 Central Office Support Employee of the Year. Randy has worked for FCPS almost 15 years. As a project manager, “Randy has an exceptional level of competence and professionalism that is evident in his daily work. Randy’s work ethic and dedication to the FCPS mission are unparalleled,” said the Superintendent.
Earning the other four awards for 2020 support employees were: Anita Happel, Bus Driver of the Year; Jennifer Morita, Central Office Secretary of the Year, from the Transportation Department; Laryssa Callan, School-Based Secretary of the Year, from Crestwood Middle School; and Alice McReynolds, School-Based Custodian of the Year, from Monocacy Elementary School. These four employees will each receive a plaque.
School-Based Special Education Instructional Assistant of the Year
2020 School-Based Support Employee of the Year
Central Office Maintenance Support Employee
2020 Central Office Support Employee of the Year