From Harford County Public Schools:
State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery today announced the 24 semifinalists for the 2014 Parent Involvement Matters Award. This program is the nation’s first statewide initiative of its kind – recognizing parents and legal guardians for their exceptional support of public education. Parents are nominated for demonstrating significant, positive contributions in their education communities. The 2014 Parent Involvement Matters Award will be presented during an evening celebration on Friday, May 16. Five finalists and a statewide winner will be announced during the awards ceremony. GOOD LUCK TO OUR SEMIFINALIST, JULIE BUHER OF RING FACTORY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL!!!
Note: Below is Ms. Buher’s profile provided by the Maryland State Department of Education.
Julie Buher – Ring Factory Elementary School
Harford County Public Schools
Julie Buher is the mother of three children, one a fifth grader at Ring Factory Elementary. As “Homeroom Mother” she can be found planning class celebrations and joining in fun learning activities with the students. She is the parent advisor to the Student Council, the school yearbook coordinator, and photographer. She helps plan the Teacher Appreciation week and organizes the hospitality room. Julie is “Mrs. PTA,” serving on the elementary, middle and high school PTAs. A member of Ring Factory’s PTA for 14 years, Julie has served on numerous committees and has been Treasurer and President. She organized the Harvest Party and the Spring Fling. She created “Pajama Night” to provide parents with affordable childcare for a night and also coordinates “Laps for Learning” to provide funds for grade level field trips. She does whatever it takes to meet the needs of the school community.