Service Award

Pierce Homer was selected as the recipient of the 1990 J. Sargeant Reynolds Award for Outstanding Service by the four Virginia chapters of the American Society for Public Administration. Homer, an assistant to the county executive since 1987, was chosen for his public service. The award, given for an outstanding performance record, is presented to public administrators younger than 35. Among his duties in the county executive's office, Homer has managed such projects as the examination of the human services organization and crowding at the Adult Regional Detention Center. He worked for the cities of Corpus Christi, Galveston and Austin in Texas and the city of Alexandria before joining Prince William County.

Environmental Education

MaryAnn Bannwart and Kathy Herer, two Prince William County elementary school teachers, were awarded the 1990 Education Award by the Prince William County Litter Control Council for their work in teaching children the importance of recycling. The council recognizes the efforts of educators in promoting the environmental knowledge of area students.

Bannwart, a teacher at Bennett Elementary in Manassas, developed and implemented an environmental curriculum for third-grade students at Bennett by stressing the need to preserve natural resources and the environment.

Herer, a teacher at Springwoods Elementary in Lake Ridge, piloted a program on recycling and other waste disposal methods. The students learned how to participate actively in the recycling process.

New Assistant Principal

Karen Hayes was appointed assistant principal at Weems Elementary in Manassas effective July 1. Hayes, a third-grade teacher at Haydon Elementary in Manassas, received a bachelor's degree in education and a master's in educational administration from East Tennesee State University.

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