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Towne Spotlight: Local Business News of Anne Arundel County March 2016

Mar 10, 2016 09:00AM ● By Melissa Lauren

Two of Indian Creek School’s Teachers Nationally Honored

Sarah Allen (Photo by Colin Murphy) and Stephen Roth (Photo courtesy of Indian Creek School) were finalists for the Cite 2016 Award for K-12 Excellence in Online Teaching. Ms. Allen won the award.
Not one but two of Indian Creek School’s faculty members were selected as Top 5 Finalists for the Cite 2016 Award for K-12 Excellence in Online Teaching. First Grade teacher Ms. Sarah Allen, who won the prestigious award, and Upper School Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Program Director Stephen Roth were both selected for this national award. The competition is part of Pearson’s Premier Online Learning Conference that brings together more than 500 innovators from the K-12, higher education, and corporate worlds of online teaching.

Annapolis Film Festival Call for Volunteers

Lights, camera, action! The Annapolis Film Festival celebrates four years of bringing a dynamic range of films to Annapolis. They always need volunteers for the four day festival so take action. It is never too late to volunteer. Volunteers are matched with duties that take advantage of their talents and are rewarded for their time with film screening passes. Volunteers who work six hours will receive a special Festival Pass, which allows the pass holder into any screening via the “stand-by” line. Volunteers who work 12 hours or more will receive a Festival Pass, as well as one ticket to any two hour block of programming. All volunteers receive an Annapolis Film Festival t-shirt and are invited to a special “Thank You” Party! If you are interested in helping with this exciting festival and being a part of the AFF Community, please email

Hospice of the Chesapeake Welcomes New Director for Chesapeake Life Center and Belcher Institute

Laurie Harrison is the new Director for Chesapeake Life Center and the John and Cathy Belcher Institute for Complex Illness Care. Photo by Elyzabeth Marcussen.
Hospice of the Chesapeake welcomes new Director for Chesapeake Life Center and Belcher Institute, Laurie Harrison. Harrison brings her palliative care organization and background in health care and philanthropy to the nonprofit including three years with Major Gifts at Anne Arundel Community College and most recently as Executive Director at Meritus Healthcare Foundation, Inc., in Hagerstown, a position she held for five years. This new position will build the vision of John and Cathy Belcher to establish the institute as a national leader in the fields of advanced complex illness and end-of-life care.

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