HOWARD COUNTY, MD — The Howard County Board of Education will recognize The Nora Project and Terri Jones with Friends of Education Awards during the 4 p.m. Oct. 22 virtual board meeting. The board meeting may be viewed live on Comcast channel 95 or Verizon channel 42 and web streamed.
The Nora Project offers a curriculum that enhances empathy, normalizes difference, demystifies disability and supports creating an environment where everyone can feel included. First grade students at Fulton Elementary participate in The Nora Project with Cedar Lane School students. Promising outcomes from this partnership have included enhanced understanding among students about disabilities and how to be a good friend, as well as a more positive sense of community in the classroom.
Jones, an HCPSS parent, has shown dedication by supporting Homewood Center’s annual Recycled Treasure Sale. The event enables Homewood students to select donated holiday gifts to give to their loved ones. Jones spends hours acquiring donations, attracting volunteers, generating interest and more.
The board also will acknowledge nominees Bonnie Bricker and Alan McLaine for their contributions to the school system.
The Friends of Education Award was established in 2001 to salute exemplary volunteer contributions of time and talent that directly support academic achievement and safe learning environments for HCPSS.