Crofton, Md - Crofton Elementary School parent Carol Streeter has been named a semifinalist for the Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award. It's a statewide honor designed to recognize parents who go to incredible lengths to help schools in their communities.
Streeter has taken the lead in creating and enhancing STEM programs at Crofton Elementary. She initiated NASA Best, a program designed to introduce young children to STEM and support current STEM practices in county schools.
Streeter's efforts resulted in the recruitment of dozens of volunteers to run the program and more than 100 students who were eager to take part in it.
Streeter has held many volunteer roles, from running the school's Math Facts and E-cubed programs to supporting teachers in publishing a school directory, to participation on the School Improvement Team and Superintendent's Parent Involvement Advisory Council.
Semifinalists will be judged on their contributions and impact in five areas: communication, volunteering, learning, decision-making and community collaboration. Announcement of the finalists and the statewide winner is set for May 18.