ACPS announced five Outstanding School Volunteers for the 2016-17 school year for their valuable contributions to our schools. The volunteers were nominated by ACPS staff division-wide and were evaluated by the Office of School, Business and Community Partnerships.
The awardees are Sharon Yandian at the elementary school level, Kathy Stenzel at the middle school level, and Jennifer Veech at the high school level. The Lyles-Crouch PTA was recognized as the Outstanding Organizational Volunteer and Marriott Residence Inn was recognized as the Outstanding Corporate Volunteer.
The volunteers were recognized at the School Board meeting on April 27. Learn more about their contributions to ACPS:
Jennifer Veech, the high school level Outstanding School Volunteer of the Year, is a professional writer/editor who volunteers to assist T.C seniors with their college essays twice a week during all lunch periods. Her 16 weekly sessions are always filled and there is often a wait-list. Although there are professionals throughout the building who can assist with college essays, the leading issue is time. Ms. Veech offers thoughtful one-on-one assistance and feedback. Her experience of working at the college level makes her expertise highly valuable for our students as they pursue their goals of post-secondary education.