Location: Salisbury University Room 153 Holloway Hall 1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801
Employee Recognition Program
Employees of the Month
Regional PDS Program Manager Seidel School of Education & Professional Studies
Sara was nominated by Faculty Emeritus, Dr. Keith Conners, for her attention to detail, strong work ethic, discretion and cheerfulness. The nomination states, “In the field of Teacher Education, so-called “clinical field experience” is recognized as the most critical component of the preparation of new teachers. Sara Elburn plays a pivotal role in this enterprise as the coordinator of SU’s nationally acclaimed Professional Development Schools (PDS) network. In maintaining mutually productive relationships with 33 partner public schools in seven different districts, she is the point person for scores of essential relationships with teachers, principals, and school district administrators. In May 2017, Sara organized, hosted and served as mistress-of-ceremonies for a PDS gathering that filled the 4th floor assembly room in the Academic Commons. As with every “Elburn event” there was a theme, door prizes, awards and tasteful decorations. The keynote address was a 10 minute video Sara created where she visited several partnership schools and interviewed actual students from kindergarten to high school on camera. The video was a huge hit.” A letter of support from Interim Dean, Dr. Kelly Fiala, states, “Sara’s attention to detail really shows our contacts how important they are to the University. Her planning and event execution is meticulous. Sara is good at bridging the gap between practitioners and Higher Ed Faculty. She has served in both roles and is sensitive to communication styles and individual needs.” In closing, Dr. Conners states, “…Sara’s good humor, cheerful work ethic and endless supply of diplomacy - essential in dealing with so many constituents - truly set her apart.”
* * *
.: Equal Opportunity Statement :.
Salisbury University has a strong institutional commitment to diversity and equal employment and educational opportunities for its faculty, staff and students. To that end, the University prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, gender, marital status, pregnancy, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics. The University adheres to the EEO/AA policies set forth by federal and Maryland laws. Direct all inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policy to: Humberto Aristizabal, Associate Vice President of Institutional Equity, Title IX Coordinator, Room 100 Holloway Hall, 1101 Camden Ave. Salisbury, MD 21801; Tel. 410-543-6426.