Green Schools

Green School Initiative in Calvert County

Green Schools are schools who have chosen to maintain a healthy environment that can support a successful learning environment while saving energy, valuable resources, and money.

The CCPS Green School drive has been pulsating through our schools since the inception of our CHESPAX program. The certification of being a Green School was an opportunity that became available through a program run through the Maryland Association of Environmental Outdoor Education (MAEOE) in 1999. Since then, each of our K-12 schools have become a certified Green School. We are proud to say that CCPS is the only school district in Maryland where 100% of our K-12 schools are certified. Of those 24 schools, 11 of them have reached a sustainable status.

Green School Certification Process

The Green School Application is a process that requires the facilitation of a dedicated person or group of individuals with a passion to cultivate a green climate in their school. Our Green School coordinators must enlist a team at the staff and student level to ensure the application process is a success.

Once the application is complete, it is submitted to MAEOE where it is reviewed by three trained Green School leaders. The commitment and dedication involved is overwhelming and time consuming. There is no prize or monetary award to become green. Our motivation is teaching our students the importance of being a steward of our environment.

Green School Profiles

School Coordinator(s) Years Certified
Appeal Elementary Nancy Murphy 2009, 2013, 2017
Barstow Elementary Jeannie Ellis 2010, 2014, 2018
Beach Elementary
Sustainable School
Vacant 1999, 2004, 2008, 2012
Calvert Elementary
Sustainable School
Maria DiBello 2006, 2009, 2013, 2017
Dowell Elementary
Sustainable School
Vacant 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016
Huntingtown Elementary
Sustainable School
Mary Bolen 1999, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010
Mt. Harmony Elementary Vacant 2007, 2011, 2015
Mutual Elementary Travis Thorne 2010, 2014, 2018
Patuxent Elementary
Sustainable School
Vacant 1999, 2002, 2006, 2009, 2010
Plum Point Elementary Vacant 2008, 2012, 2016
St. Leonard Elementary Barb Broussard 2009, 2013, 2017
Sunderland Elementary Maria Lendacky 2009, 2013, 2017
Windy Hill Elementary Vacant 2009, 2013, 2017
Calvert Middle
Sustainable School
Lynn Beahme 2000, 2009, 2013, 2017
Northern Middle
Sustainable School
Melody Galarza
Brian Kelsey
2003, 2010, 2014, 2018
Mill Creek Middle
Sustainable School
Connie Toohey 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016
Plum Point Middle
Sustainable School
Lisa Spencer 2003, 2008, 2012, 2016
Southern Middle Vacant 2003, 2010, 2014, 2018
Windy Hill Middle Vacant 2008, 2012, 2016
Calvert High Chuck Gustin 2004, 2009, 2016
Huntingtown High Jamie Rowder 2009, 2013, 2017
Northern High
Sustainable School
Michelle O'Donnell 1999, 2008, 2012, 2016
Patuxent High Vacant 2008, 2012, 2017
Calvert Country
Sustainable School
Debby Weber 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016

Green School Program Contact Information

Sheila Stevens
Energy & Environmental Specialist
Email: StevensSR@calvertnet.k12.md.us
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