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Press Release: Interim State Superintendent To Spotlight Harford County Blue Ribbon School

Dr. Smith's Tour of Excellence Goes to North Harford Elementary on May 3

For Immediate Release                                            Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486

Baltimore, MD (May 2, 2016)

Interim Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Jack R. Smith will celebrate the success of one the State’s top schools on Tuesday, as the annual Blue Ribbon Tour of Excellence makes a stop at North Harford Elementary School in Harford County. 

North Harford Elementary is one of six Maryland Blue Ribbon Schools announced late last year. It has developed a variety of innovative instructional programs, including the Monarch Way Station that significantly increased the number of caterpillars and butterflies in the area.  The fifth grade STEM program works with robotics, pneumatics, and hydraulics, while the fourth grade program integrates critical math thinking with physical fitness and well-being.

WHO:   Interim State Superintendent of Schools Jack Smith
             Harford County Superintendent Barbara Canavan
             Harford County Executive Barry Glassman
             Harford County Board President Nancy Reynolds
             Cindy Mumby, Deputy Director of Government and Community Relations,
Harford County
             Chad Shrodes, member, Harford County Council
             Sponsors: Pam Deisher (Joe Corbi’s/Mrs. Fields), Becky Edwards (Smart Tech),
              Gil Aragona (NTA Life), Christina Ensley (Rudolph’s Office and Computer Supply)

WHEN:    9 - 10:30 a.m.
                Tuesday, May 3

WHERE: North Harford Elementary School
               120 Pylesville Road
                Pylesville, MD  21132
                (410) 638-3670