Area Educators honored by Army War College leaders
Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, Army War College Commandant, and Dr. Lance Betros, The War College Provost, present Mrs. Jessica Winesickle, from the Big Springs School District, with a certificate of appreciation, during a ceremony April 30 at their home. The fourth annual reception highlighted the unique relationship between schools and the military children who live a challenging life of many moves and many school transitions.

Army War College leaders honored top educators of the region's five school districts and Saint Patrick's School, while celebrating a strong commitment and caring support to military children.

Maj. Gen. Tony and Ginger Cucolo hosted the Excellence in Education Reception in their home, Quarters One, on April 30. The fourth annual reception highlighted the unique relationship between schools and the military children who live a challenging life of many moves and many school transitions.

The average military child moves every 2.5 years, and most military families at the Army War College are assigned here for just one year of graduate-level education. Great teachers, counselors, coaches and administrators make transitions easier as they work closely with parents and our liaison to welcome military children into their school communities.

The exceptional principals, teachers, and counselors received personal thanks from leaders and families of the Army War College and Carlisle Barracks community.

The school districts' membership in the Military Child Education Coalition reflects a commitment to quality educational opportunities for all children influenced by mobility, family separation, and transition.

Honorees

Carlisle Area School District
Mrs. Colleen Friend, Principal
Mr. Walt Bond, Teacher
Mrs. Jayne Higgins, Guidance Secretary
Mr. Jay Rauscher, Principal
Mrs. Kathy Schwang, Teacher
Mrs. Amy Knapp, Counselor
Mr. Keith Colestock, Principal
Mrs. Lisa Williams, Teacher
Mrs. Joan Chizmar, Teacher
Mr. Aaron Carmichael, Principal
Mrs. Megan Baitzel, Teacher
Mrs. Tammy Long, Teacher

Cumberland Valley School District
Ms. Judy Baumgardner, Principal
Mr. Donald Snyder, Principal
Ms. Kathy Harlan, Counselor
Ms. Kathy Heisler, Enrichment Coordinator
Ms. Amy Burke, Teacher

Big Spring School District
Mr. Kevin Roberts, Director, Curriculum
Mrs. Jennifer Roberts, Teacher
Mr. Robert Hankes, Teacher
Mrs. Wendy Hankes, Teacher
Mrs. Jessica Winesickle, Home/School Visitor

South Middleton School District
Mr. Mark Correll, Principal
Mr. Jesse White, Principal
Mr. Dave Bitner, Assistant Principal
Ms. Sharonn Williams, Technology Director
Mrs. Connie Connolly, Special Ed Supervisor
Mr. Andrew Glantz, Director, Buildings & Grounds
Mr. Pat Dieter, Director
Mr. Kevin Scharlau, Teacher
Mrs. Patti Geiger, Teacher
Ms. Kristine Rohrer, Teacher
Mrs. Tammy Eads, Teacher
Mrs. Beth Mauer, Teacher
Mr. Rick Vensel, Director, Business Operations

Mechanicsburg Area School District
Mr. John McIntosh, Principal
Mrs. Brenda Baker, School Nurse
Mr. Mitch Baum, Counselor
Ms. Megan Thomas, Teacher
Mr. Nicholas Sadvari, Teacher

Saint Patrick School
Mrs. Laura Kayda, Teacher

Child, Youth & School Services
Tieman Child Development Center, Letterkenny Army Depot
Mrs. Sylvia Jarnagin
Mrs. Marcella Walker

Moore Child Development Center, Carlisle Barracks
Mrs. Joy Patterson
Ms. Katie Sheffler

Youth Services, Carlisle Barracks
Mr. Robert Suskie III
Ms. Tara Myers

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