Ms. Eyler and Ms. Carter Recognized by FCPS!

September FCPS Region 3 Cares of the Month Region 3 Recipients

By Department of Human Resources
November 13, 2019

Congratulations to Ms. Donna Eyler and Ms. Marye Carter on being recognized as the September 2019 FCPS Cares Recipients of the Month for Region 3 by the Department of Human Resources. Congratulations, Ms. Eyler and Ms. Carter!

Below are the write ups on each staff member submitted by Principal Paul Basdekis and Assistant Principal Dawn Champion.

"Donna is an instructional assistant who has supported our Kindergarten students for many years at Riverside. She is a dedicated professional who is always learning and willing to listen to new ideas that will support her students. This year, she welcomed a new change in the most positive and flexible manner to support another classroom teacher and has been met with a very challenging situation from the start. This Kindergarten teacher was on medical leave to start the year and Donna worked tirelessly to set up the classroom, organize plans, and put routines in place to help our long-term substitute be successful in the classroom and hit the ground running. She also has been instrumental in supporting one of our most energetic students as she applies tier 2 and 3 interventions with fidelity to support his executive functioning skills.  Donna has been patient, understanding, and remains resilient in her approach to support all of our students and we appreciate her very much. Donna is completing her coursework to become a full-time classroom teacher and will be an excellent addition to our team in that capacity when the time comes."

- Paul Basdekis, Riverside ES

"Ms. Carter is a General Ed IA at Riverside Elementary, but she is also so much more! A few days before the first day of school, a kindergarten teacher went out on medical leave unexpectedly. Ms. Carter has stepped in to provide support to the long-term substitute and the Kindergarten IA. Her contributions are limitless, and she can be found providing instruction, working with small groups, and supporting the class in a variety of ways. Ms. Carter has been observed providing engaging instruction! In one instance, she combined an alphabet lesson with 'How to use scissors and glue safely and appropriately' lesson. We are certainly glad to have such an indispensable individual on our support staff here at Riverside."

- Dawn Champion, Riverside ES