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MCCE@SU – 2018 Awards Program

October 11, 2018

Baltimore, MD — The Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) is dedicated to making an ethical difference in the lives of individuals and the entire community through education. The Center encourages teachers and administrators, in public and private schools to teach, model, and reinforce moral values and ethical behavior.

On Thursday, October 11th the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University held their annual Awards Luncheon and Program at the Embassy Suites by Hilton, in Hunt Valley.

In partnership with the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) and CHARACTER.ORG, the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University (MCCE@SU) honored and awarded 66 schools from throughout Maryland with a School of the Year Award and banner for promoting character education within their schools and communities… The awards program recognizes schools or districts that demonstrate an outstanding character education initiative yielding positive results in student behavior, school climate, and academic performance. Schools are selected by their county Superintendent and/or their Character Education Coordinator.

MCCE@SU also recognized and honored 4 Maryland schools that received a State School of Character (SSOC) and National School of Character (NSOC) Awards from CHARACTER.ORG. Doug Karr, President, CEO of CHARACTER.ORG helped give out their awards.

2018 State School of Character

Glyndon Elementary — Baltimore County

2018 National Schools of Character

Catoctin High — Frederick County

Glyndon Elementary – Baltimore County

Piney Ridge Elementary – Carroll County

Warren Elementary – Baltimore County

Our Keynote Speaker this year was Captain Rick Rubel, Distinguished Military Professor of Ethics, U.S. Naval Academy. Capt. Rubel’s topic was “Helping our students learn from their mistakes.” Rick got great reviews!

This year Maryland’s 2018 Teacher of the Year, Joshua Carroll also was a speaker at our Awards Program. Josh is a teacher at South River High School in Anne Arundel Co. He teaches English 10 & 10th grade Project Based Learning. Josh is also the head cross country coach and the distance coach for the track and field. Josh’s topic was “From A to Z: Teaching the Whole Person.” Josh also got great reviews!

Maryland’s 2018 National Schools of Character also did an excellent job of talking about the Journey to becoming a National School of Character. This is a part of our program that the schools love. It gives them the information they need to go forward to becoming a State School of Character and/or a National School of Character by applying at CHARACTER.ORG.

MCCE@SU Awards Program was a great success. A special thank you goes out to our photographer, Lauren Scott a student at Stevenson University for a wonderful job of capturing the energy, enthusiasm, and passion of our event.

A special thank you also goes out to the Embassy Suites in Hunt Valley, for hosting our event and the schools for their outstanding job with promoting Character Education. Keep up the great work!

For further information about the Awards Program, please contact Linda Muska, Executive Coordinator for the Maryland Center for Character Education at Stevenson University at