The recognitions and awards earned by Crellin Elementary School are shared and reflect the collaborative successes achieved through student, teacher, parent, and community partnerships.
Maryland Green School Award (2004, 2009, 2012) for our efforts in the uses of environmental practices and ability to sustain and grow practices. This award program recognizes a holistic, integrated approach to authentic learning that incorporates local environmental issue investigation and professional development with environmental best management practices and community stewardship.
President’s Environmental Youth Award (2006) for our contribution and work on our stream reclamation project and the instructional connections we made. The President's Environmental Youth Award recognizes young people across America for projects that demonstrate their commitment to the environment. Crellin Corps of Discovery was one of ten projects chosen in the nation.
National Civic Star Award (2007) for the collaborative efforts between Crellin School, the Crellin community, local, state, and national organizations in the Crellin School reclamation project. This award recognizes programs that implement unique and creative methods to cultivate community partnerships that result in enriched student achievement.
Ernest L. Boyer Best Practices in Character Education (2007) for integrating character education in daily practices and projects and the connections we made with the natural environment. The Boyer Award recognizes schools for their accomplishments in character education, invites evaluation and development of character education programs and encourages efforts to promote exemplary practices that will benefit other schools.
Comcast Parent Involvement Award (2007) for parents whose exemplary contributions to public education have led to improvements for Maryland’s public school children, teachers, schools, programs, and/or policies. Comcast created the award with the Maryland State Department of Education to highlight the positive impact parentshave on public schools and to encourage all parents to get involved in whatever way they can.
Richard C. Bartlett Science Award (2009) for successfully integrating environmental education into our daily educational programs. The Richard C. Bartlett Environmental Education Award is awarded annually to outstanding educators who serve as an inspiration and model for others.
Chesapeake Bay Teacher of the Year Award (2010) for outstanding commitment to environmental education. This award is given to a practicing, formal classroom teacher in Maryland who motivates and inspires students by promoting environmental awareness throughout the school and community; uses the outdoors, school grounds, and the community to enrich classroom experiences and develop future environmental stewards; engages colleagues and parents to participate in students’ environmental education experiences; and serves as a mentor to other educators in the school and throughout the state.
Intel School of Distinction for Elementary Mathematics (2011) for an outstanding program in mathematics, which involves STEM activities and an interdisciplinary approach, resulting in high achievement.
Unsung Hero Award (2011) for the creation and implementation of the Operation Conservation Program. This program taught sustainability practices, alternative forms of energy, and community outreach.
Richard A. Johnson Environmental Education Award (2012) for outstanding contributions to environmental education in Western Maryland.
Schools That Change Communities (2013) is a PBS documentary which highlights Crellin Elementary School’s efforts to improve the Crellin community.
Edutopia (2015) produced a series of videos that highlight the environmental instruction and projects taking place at Crellin Elementary School.
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