James Council Jr., an assistant principal at Gar-Field High School, was appointed principal at Rippon Middle School by the Prince William County School Board. Council, a 22-year veteran of the school system, taught at Graham Park Middle, Osbourn Park Senior High and Gar-Field before his appointment to assistant principal in 1985. He is responsible for organizing the county's first mentor program for which he had received a Chapter II grant in 1989. Council is a past president of the American Choral Directors Association and has been a choral reviewer/writer for The Choral Journal. He belongs to the American Guild of Organists and the National Association of Secondary School Principals.
County Employees Cited
Fifteen Prince William County employees and the Prince William County Police Department were presented with the 1990 County Executive's Award during the Board of County Supervisors meeting in December. The award is given annually to employees who show outstanding service to the county in the course of their regular responsibilities and duties. Seventy-four employees were nominated, and the submissions were reviewed by a citizens committee. The recommendations were then sent to County Executive Jim Mullen for final selection.
The 1990 recipients and their employers are:
Toni Clemons-Porter, Area Agency on Aging; Janice Davis, Consumer Affairs Office; Alvin Griffin, Print Shop; Cecil Gunter, Finance Department; Clarence Hall, Public Works Department; Katherine Lueckert, Management and Budget Office; Lt. William Montminy, Fire and Rescue Department; Keith Shuster, Community Services Board; Lorraine Speakes, General Services Department; Edward Strickhouser, Management and Budget Office; Clyde Turner, Office of Management Systems; Cheryl Valentine, General Services. Lisa Krisner, Michele Corbitt and Robin Bohr, employees of 9-1-1 Telecommunicators, received their award collectively as did the police department. Each recipient was given a plaque and a monetary award, and a donation was given to the Police Association for the Michael Pennington Memorial Fund to recognize the department's award.
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