For the Cumberland Times-News
OAKLAND — Maryland State Superintendent of Schools Lillian Lowery visited Garrett County Public Schools on Friday.
Accompanied by Janet Wilson, county superintendent of schools, she visited the following schools: Friendsville Elementary, Crellin Elementary, Hickory Educational Environmental Center and Route 40 Elementary.
At Friendsville Elementary, Lowery was received by students who displayed their artwork from Melinda Bishoff’s art class and Mayor Spencer Schlosnagle. She toured the facility, visited classrooms, greeted students and staff and met with teachers regarding the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
At Crellin Elementary School, Lowery visited classrooms and observed a demonstration of Polycom, an Internet/video system, by Linda Stephens’ fourth-grade classroom. The students talked to college professors and students at Glenville State College about their research and engagement in collaborative field trips and lessons. Lowery also toured the outside science areas around the school, including Sunshine Farm and nature study area.
Lowery later toured the Hickory Educational Environmental Center, had lunch with members of the board of education and visited Route 40 School before returning to Baltimore.