Is excited to be starting her 2nd year of teaching here at WELC. She looks forward to many more years of teaching in Wicomico County.
2014 Teacher of the Year: Wicomico County Public Schools
Ms. Monroe is a graduate of Salisbury University with Bachelor's degrees in Early Childhood and Elementary Education and a M.Ed. in Education, Reading Specialist.
Ms. Monroe was honored to be the Wicomico County Teacher of the Year for 2014-2015. That position allowed her to meet a variety of outstanding teachers and professionals throughout the state of Maryland and engage in experiences that influenced her teaching and life.
Ms. Monroe has presented at local, state, and national conferences about Early Childhood Education, Developmentally Appropriate Practices, and English Language Arts Instruction. She also serves as a member of the Wicomico Judy Center Partnership Steering Committee. Furthermore, Ms. Monroe works closely with Salisbury University as a mentor for teaching interns.
Kathy Nottingham, a graduate of Salisbury University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in education and a M.Ed. in reading, has been teaching 30 years in the early childhood classroom. She is a strong advocate for developmentally appropriate practices. She has presented “Working Magic With At-Risk Preschoolers Using Developmentally Appropriate Practices” at both the SoMIRAC and the NAEYC conferences. She shares her expertise with student interns at Salisbury University and is a member of the Judy Center steering committee. She is currently the lead teacher at the Wicomico Early Learning Center.
Mrs. Ruffin-Shrieves has been teaching for 16 years. This is her sixth year in Wicomico County. She is excited to be at WELC this year.