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Dr. Kenneth E. Mann Scholarship Award 2019

Dr. Kenneth E. Mann Scholarship Award

Dr. Kenneth E. Mann received his BS and MS from Frostburg State College in Maryland and his EdD in Policy Planning and Administration from the University of Maryland in 1988. Dr. Mann served as president of the Washington County Association of Elementary School Administrators as well as the Maryland Association of Elementary School Principals. He taught numerous workshops for prospective administrators and facilitated the MAESP workshop entitled “Previewing the Principalship.” He served as a member of the adjunct faculty at Western Maryland College (now McDaniel College) where he taught the course entitled “The Role of the Principal” to graduate students interested in school administration. He demonstrated leadership by serving as chairman of numerous committees at the local and state levels. In 1995 he was selected by his colleagues to be “The National Distinguished Principal” of Maryland. This is the highest honor an elementary principal working in Maryland can receive. Dr. Mann strongly believed that, “students aspiring to move into teacher education must have a strong commitment and dedication toward the education of all students.” Unfortunately, Dr. Mann died from cancer in 1996.

MAESP is a professional organization of elementary and middle school principals, supervisors, and other qualifying administrative or supervisory personnel whose mission is to ensure quality learning for all students, support colleagues with resources and leadership, and demonstrate commitment to equality and excellence in education.

Based on Dr. Kenneth E. Mann’s dedication and work for 29 years to MAESP and the local school systems, this scholarship in the amount of $1,000.00 has been developed to honor his accomplishments. The scholarship is offered annually to recognize a successful elementary teacher education applicant whose qualifications meet the outlined criteria.

Criteria - Applicants must:

1)  Graduate from a Maryland public high school in 2019 and plan to pursue their elementary teaching degree at a college, university, or trade school in the state of Maryland. 

2)  Articulate and provide a written statement (one page or less) as to your beliefs and commitment toward educating all students. 

3)  Provide transcripts that also include ACT or SAT test scores and your junior year G.P.A. 

4)  Provide two recommendations that would verify your dedication and commitment as a student pursuing a degree in elementary teacher by a faculty member within your school and one by a person outside of your school setting. 

Please note: The above 3 criteria must be completed; otherwise your application will not be considered.

DEADLINE FOR APPLYING: February 15, 2019 (applications post marked after 2/15/19 will not be considered)

All applications and accompanying information must be submitted to:

 Mrs. Beth A. Allshouse at Northern Middle School, 701 Northern Ave, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Applicants will be notified of their status by March 1, 2019.