acea Supports our community
Toys for happiness december 2023
For nearly two decades, ACEA has been dedicated to supporting our community through our annual collection for the local Toys for Happiness program. And the dedication to this program and our area children cannot be denied. This year, the staff of Allegany County Public School facilities donated 177 toys, as well as $2,204.35 during the recent 19th Denim Day for Toys For Happiness, held on Tuesday, November 28. A special thank you to all the representatives and coordinators at each facility who helped collect, organize, and work with ACEA to get the many donations to our offices in time for the grand presentation to Chuck Koelker and his elves from the Toys For Happiness organization. We also appreciate the continued cooperation of Mr. Blank and the members of the ACPS Board of Education for their support of this annual ACEA event which benefits children in our region.
Thank you and Happy Holidays to All !
While each October we turn our attention to Fire Prevention Month, we should always be aware and thankful for those who serve our communities in essential ways. ACEA wanted to personally thank our Cresaptown VFD for their service while delivering our donation of support. Pictured with ACEA President, Kim Sloane, are the current leaders of the Cresaptown VFD. To the entire department: THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COMMUNITY!
Education Support professional of the year 2023
CONGRATULATIONS to Mrs. Peggy Bass who was chosen as the 2023 ACEA ESP of the Year!
Peggy was nominated by her colleague, Mrs. Susan Duckworth, who stated:
"Peggy is a wealth of knowledge and an asset to any classroom. She provides deep insight into a variety of topics during class discussions and is eager to assist with small groups of students, which goes above and beyond her professional responsibilities. Peggy is the perfect example of a life-long learner and models the importance of education for students daily...she captures everything an educator should be. Her kind, caring attitude, love of all students, determination, and grit make her a step above the rest."
In addition to her tireless work in the school for the students of Mount Savage, Peggy is also an advocate for her colleagues as well, having served as both the Non-Certificated Vice-President of ACEA, as well as an Executive Director for a number of years.
Thank you, Peggy, for all you do for the students and our association every day. You are so deserving of this honor. Again, Congratulations!