OCEAN CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STAFF RECOGNIZED FOR HEALTH LITERACY EFFORTS

08-18-2014

Berlin, Md. – Dawn Rogers, principal of Ocean City Elementary School and the school’s second grade teachers were recently recognized by the Worcester County Council and Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias for their efforts in a health literacy curriculum integration collaborative with Atlantic General Hospital and the University of Maryland’s School of Public Health.

Second graders at Ocean City Elementary School participated in a pilot study for a new health literacy curriculum integration program during the 2013-2014 school year. The program is being expanded to all second grade classes and to additional grades in public schools throughout Worcester County this fall, with the hopes that the health literacy standards that have been developed will be adopted by the state and, eventually, the nation. The integrated health literacy curriculum standards are the first to be developed in the U.S.

Photo Caption: Dawn Rogers, principal of Ocean City Elementary School, is recognized for her leadership in innovation and the school’s second grade teachers for their development of integrated health literacy curriculum. The group received a commendation from the Worcester County Council and a citation from Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias during a recent Worcester County Board of Education meeting. From left: Dawn Denton, AGH Healthy Happenings community education manager; Michael Franklin, CEO of Atlantic General Hospital; Cynthia Webster, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Lauren Mumford, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Dawn Roger, principal of Ocean City Elementary School; Robert Rothemel, Jr., chairman of the Worcester County Board of Education; Tina Adams, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Kristie Fogle, Ocean City Elementary School second grade teacher; Jerry Wilson, superintendent of Worcester County public schools; and Maryland State Senator Jim Mathias. Not pictured: Ocean City Elementary School second grade teachers Linda Brown and Cynthia Leitgeb.

About Atlantic General Hospital

Atlantic General Hospital has been providing quality health care to the residents of Worcester, Wicomico, Somerset (Md.) and Sussex (Del.) counties since May 1993. Built by the commitment and generosity of a dedicated community, the hospital’s state-of-the-art facility in Berlin, Md., combines old-fashioned personal attention with the latest in technology and services. It provides quality specialty care such as weight loss surgery, orthopedics, outpatient infusion for individuals with cancer or blood/autoimmune disorders, retina surgery and a comprehensive women’s diagnostic center. Atlantic General Health System, its network of more than 40 primary care providers and specialists, care for residents and visitors throughout the region. For more information about Atlantic General Hospital, visit www.atlanticgeneral.org.

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