Two local students were among the graduate and undergraduate students recognized at Frostburg State University’s Honors Convocation in May.
Carla Maria Flessner of Williamsport, who received honors in educational professions in early childhood/elementary education, was recognized by her professors as one of the best students in the FSU undergraduate education program at the University System of Maryland at Hagerstown.
She often has earned a place on the dean’s list and is the recipient of several scholarships. Her many experiences working with young children have been the foundation of the child-centered philosophy that she demonstrates in her teaching.
Flessner is interested in obtaining an early-childhood teaching position in Washington County.
A graduate of Washington County Technical High School, she is the daughter of Stephen and Maryann Flessner of Williamsport.
Martha Jentzsch Stenersen of Boonsboro, who received graduate program honors in curriculum and instruction, has served as a team leader and technology coordinator, and is a teacher/coordinator for the World Languages and Global Communication School magnet program.
She was a Washington County Teacher of the Year finalist, was inducted into the Kenwood (Md.) High Hall of Fame and was nominated for the Teacher as Leader Award — Maryland State Advisory Council on Gifted and Talented Education.
Stenersen is an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church and works with the Green Fields Foundation.
She is pursuing a second certification as a gifted and talented specialist through North Georgia College and State University, and plans to share what she has learned through continuing education and classroom experiences with beginning teachers.
Stenersen is a graduate of Kenwood Senior High School in Baltimore County.