County Seeks to Recruit

About 600 Teachers at Fair

Needing more than 600 new teachers for the 2003-04 school year, Prince William County schools will host a Teacher Recruitment Day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Potomac High School in Dumfries.

The school system is in critical need of help in career and technical education, chemistry, Earth and space science, English for speakers of other languages, Latin, Spanish, library media, math, physics, reading and special education.

Darlee Faltz, supervisor of recruitment , said that early employment offers will be offered to highly qualified teachers.

To register for the event, call 703-791-2776. For a teacher application form, visit www.pwcs.edu or call the Office of Recruitment at 703-791-7479.

Four Teachers Finalists

For Agnes Meyer Award

Four teachers have been selected from a pool of 20 nominees as finalists for The Washington Post's Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award and the Prince William County Teacher of the Year.

They are Brian Bassett, an International Baccalaureate science teacher at Gar-Field Senior High School; Phyllis Keiser, a fifth-grade teacher at Springwoods Elementary School; Lynn Sillitoe, a teacher in grades 6 to 8 at New Dominion Alternative School; and Victoria Wilcox, a first-grade teacher at Marshall Elementary School.

The criteria included leadership and teaching ability, understanding the individual needs of students and thorough knowledge and ability to share that knowledge, according to the school district. The winner of the Agnes Meyer Award automatically becomes the county's Teacher of the Year.

The Post will announce the Agnes Meyer winner in early April, and the finalists will be recognized at the Prince William County School Board meeting April 23.

Special Education Workshops

For Parents, Educators

The Special Education Parent Resource Center of Prince William County schools will host three evening workshops for parents, educators and others interested in special education.

The free workshops will be from 7 and 9 p.m. March 12 and 26 and April 9 in Conference Room 32, Special Education Building 100, Independent Hill School Board Complex, Manassas.

For more information on the workshops or to register, contact the Parent Resource Center at 703-791-8846, 703-791-8847 (TDD) or e-mail bamaher@pwcs.edu or odellb@pwcs.edu.

-- Compiled by Michele Clock