HAMPSTEAD — Several county educators were honored for their services by the county Board of Education Wednesday.

A memorial resolution was passed for Kenneth F. Mussari, the former county school director of personnel who died Dec. 29.


Board members recognized him for 34 years of service, beginningin the Carroll school system as an English teacher in 1956.

He was assistant principal at Westminster High in 1965, became administrative assistant to the superintendent in 1975 and director of personnelin 1977.


Former board president T. Edward Lippy was recognized for his 19 years of service, being appointed to the board by former Gov. Marvin Mandel in 1971. He was re-elected in 1978 and 1984.

Lippy was the longest-serving official in Carroll.

Robert L. Fletcher, who lost his re-election bid to the board last year, was honored for his 12 years of service.

The former vice president was first elected in 1978, filling the seat left vacant by then-Delegate Richard N. Dixon, D-Carroll.

Board members also passed a proclamation recognizing Feb. 3 through 9 as National School Counseling Week.


HAMPSTEAD -- County science teachers who participatedin the Maryland Science Teachers Association convention in November were recognized Wednesday by Carroll's Board of Education.

RichardChirumbole and Mary Hoy, of West Middle, and Donald Bell, a extendedenrichment resource teacher, served as managers for the conference, which was attended by 50 state teachers.


The following educators were honored for their presentations at the conference:

* Timothy Durkin, Liberty High -- Physics and physical science.

* Marti Tomko, North Carroll High -- Physical science.

* Douglas Yust, Westminster High -- Carroll County Live Materials Center.

* Michael Olive,Westminster High, and John Lynam, North Carroll High -- Cement chemistry: school/industry cooperation.

* Robert Foor-Hogue, South Carroll High -- Lab activities on the hazards of cigarette smoking.


* Anne Miller and Dennis Kniss, East Middle -- Integrating science, language arts and math: a holistic approach.


Four Francis Scott Key High teachers were recognized Wednesday by Carroll's Board of Education for an article published in Educational Leadership magazine.

Patricia Baltzley, mathematics teacher; KathleenHeslin and Rosalie Gardner, English teachers; and Rose Mattavi, a special education teacher, wrote "Everybody Can Be Great Because Everybody Can Serve," about helping at-risk teen-agers become school leaders.

Other faculty honored at the board's monthly meeting:

* MaryKepple, extended enrichment resource teacher, presented a program on"Kaleidoscope Mathematics" at the Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.


* James Bullock, motor development specialist at RobertMoton Elementary, coached Francis Scott Key High's cross-country team to victory at the 1990 Class 1-A State Championship.

* Rita Karr, language arts teacher at Sykesville Middle, wrote a proposal, "Glasnost in the Classroom: What Happens when U.S. Adolescents Read Young Adult Literature from the USSR?," that was accepted by the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council for presentation March 1. Karr is also the author of "South African Literature: A GlobalLesson in One County," which appeared in the December issue of English Journal.


HAMPSTEAD -- Carroll's Board ofEducation honored 11 county students Wednesday who were commended inthe National Merit Scholarship Program.

South Carroll students are Kristina Anderson, Jonathan Beck, Cynthia Green, Cynthia King, Christopher Pattillo and Michelle Sabourin.

North Carroll students areGregory Bruce, Stacey Kent, Michael Kirk, Michael McFalls and AndrewWeisner.