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Ann Swann

Position: Assistant Principal
School: Springhill Lake Elementary School
School District: Prince George County Public Schools
City, State: Greenbelt, MD

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Ann Swann was nominated by her colleague, Adil Zaman. 

Ms. Swann has dedicated over 40 years to students, parents, teachers and the community. She has served as a classroom teacher for 25 years, teaching adult education, Count On Us/Math programs, and summer school instruction courses. Ms. Swann has never left a child behind throughout her years of her service. She is an educator who walks and talks the dedication, passion, motivation, and encouragement needed for students to achieve and learn. 

Ms. Swann continuously listens to parents with a clear ear to give resources and strategies that will help them at home. She motivates parents, teachers and students to reach beyond their potential. She recognizes and respects all cultures, and even helps others find the common ground between. Her communication and leadership style is always respectful and comes in the form of team work; working together with teachers for the benefit of the student. She is always available for communication with students, parents and staff members. 

She is widely known in her county as an individual that puts children and parents first. She has developed programs for students such as the Sophisticated Ladies mentoring program and the Diverse Dance program, which focuses on cultural awareness with a focus on dance and music. Ms. Swann has also directed plays that focused on culture issues at many different schools. She has taught at many schools, including: Wildcroft Elementary School, Beacon Heights Elementary School, Bradbury Heights Elementary School, Woodley Knoll Elementary School, Princess Garden Special Center and Bladensburg Elementary School.

"She prides herself on her positive communication style and her results mindset for student learning, professional development and community involvement," Zaman said. "This assistant principal has dedicated her entire life to the students, parents and communities of Prince George County Public School System."