Nohea Krashoc, a parent of a Federalsburg Elementary School kindergarten student, was recognized along with 23 other parents statewide during the 2014 Maryland Parent Involvement Matters Award on May 16. The Maryland State Department of Education's program recognizes parents and guardians for their exceptional support of public education. Parents were nominated for demonstrating significant, positive impact in their communities across five areas of parental involvement: Communication, Volunteering, Learning, Decision Making and Community Collaboration.
Krashoc is the mother of two young children, one of whom is a kindergarten student at FES. She is a member of the PTA and the Parent Advisory Committee and is actively involved in important decisions affecting the school. She has also participated in the Book Fair, field trips, class parties and holiday concerts. When support was needed to help students in the computer labs and to work with them on enrichment skills and independent study, Nohea enthusiastically volunteered. She is in the lab three to four times a week and schedules other parent participation to assure coverage every school day. She is also a Character Counts coach for two kindergarten classes. Young students respond to her ready smile, gentle-nature and unlimited patience. The word "no" isn't in Nohea Krashoc's vocabulary. She is helpful, competent, and very willing to help when, and wherever, she can.