Joan M. Rothgeb, Ed.S  Director
John Carroll Center
1400 Nalley Terrace
Landover, Maryland  20785
(301) 618-8300

John Carroll Elementary School
1400 Nalley Terrace
Landover, Maryland 20785
Phone:  301-618-8300
Fax:  301-925-1961

Department of Special Education
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Psychological Services


The Special Education Department’s Office of Psychological Services hosted its 14th Annual Dr. Jean Phillips Awards Ceremony on Friday, May 16, 2014.  Joan Rothgeb, Director of Special Education and Dr. Florence Foreman, Supervisor of Psychological Services welcomed our nominees and guests.  School Psychologists nominated individuals for their support of Psychological Services expertise, dedication, leadership, and commitment to the children and families of Prince George's County.

The awards ceremony was held at the Judy Hoyer Family learning Center, located at 8908 Riggs Road in Adelphi, Maryland 20783, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with a buffet lunch beginning at noon and entertainment. 

The entertainment started out with the Cool Spring Elementary School Children’s Choir, directed by Sunny Hercenberg.  Other entertainment included family members of Psychological Services School Psychologists.  Chancellor Agard, son of Dr. Claire Agard performed two operatic songs.  Gillian Tepe, daughter of Vincent Tepe performed three Irish Step Dances.  The Gaskill Sisters: Rachel, Ariel, and Moriah, daughters of Linda Gaskill performed three songs.  The audience found all performances to be absolutely outstanding.  

Ms. Karen Andrews, Coordinating Supervisor, presented the awards to 30 individuals. 


Award Recipients:

Kristen Agbanyim

Carrollton Elementary School

Alemnesh Allen

Thomas G. Pullen Creative & Performing Arts School

Angela Awonaike

Dodge Park Elementary School

Donna Behe

Greenbelt Elementary School

Anthony Boyd           

Pupil Services, Court Liaison

Chester Brookover

Forest Heights Elementary School

Anita Byham

University Park Elementary School

Laura Carr

Glenn Dale Elementary School

Yolanda Cosby

Bowie High School

Kalene DeHaut

National Institutes of Health

Angelica Dela Victoria

Waldon Woods Elementary School

Duane Edwards

Longfields Elementary School

Emily Freeman

Deerfield Run Elementary School

Hillary Garner

Benjamin Stoddert Middle School

Georgette Gregory  

Ardmore Elementary School

George Harley

Isaac Gourdine Middle School

Lisa Lamar

Dodge Park Elementary School

Kimberly Lassiter

Cora Rice Elementary School

Keith Marston

University Park Elementary School

Sharon Markowich

Robert Goddard Montessori

Tiffany Matthews

Indian Queen Elementary School

Aida Mendoza

Springhill Lake Elementary School

Grace Mary Relador

Cora Rice Elementary School

Monique Reynolds

Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School

Diane Sperry

Deerfield Run Elementary School

Marlies Stevens

Waldon Woods Elementary School

Bridgette Watson

Forest Heights Elementary School

LaChon Winston

Waldon Woods Elementary School

Rosie Woodrick

Ardmore Elementary School

William Wright

Rosaryville Elementary School


Many thanks to everyone who made this award ceremony a success, especially the outstanding support staff from the Office of Psychological Services.



The mission of the Office of Psychological Services is to enhance the mental health and educational competence of all children in the Prince George's County Public Schools.

What is a School Psychologist?

School psychologists help children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.  They collaborate with educators, parents, and other professionals to create safe, healthy, and supportive learning environments that strengthen connections between home and school, and the community for all students.  School psychologists are specially trained to link mental health to learning and behavior.

What do School Psychologists do?

School Psychologists Work With Students to:

  • Provide counseling, instruction and mentoring for those struggling with social, emotional, and behavioral problems
  • Increase achievement by assessing barriers to learning and determining the best instructional strategies to improve learning
  • Promote wellness and resilience by reinforcing communication and social skills, problem solving, anger management, self-regulation, self-determination and optimism
  • Enhance understanding and acceptance of diverse cultures and backgrounds

Dr. Florence Foreman

Dr. Mark Resnick
School Psychologist Coordinator

Judy P. Hoyer
Family Learning Center
8908 Riggs Road
Adelphi, MD  20783



 School Psychology Resources Online

Maryland School Psychologists’ Association

National Association of School Psychologists

Psychological Services Brochure




 Karen Andrews
Coordinating Supervisor

Judy P. Hoyer
Family Learning Center
8908 Riggs Road
Adelphi, Maryland 20783

(301) 431-5630