Saying a Grace-ful goodbye to a treasured intern

In Baltimore County and throughout the nation high school seniors are preparing for graduation day.  A day of celebration.  A day in which graduates will continue their journey to further their education and prepare for a rewarding career.   The Baltimore County Public Schools Career and Technical Education, a Division of Curriculum and Instruction, provides state-approved programs designed to prepare students for those next steps and one of the many is the CTE School to Career Transition Program that provides the opportunity of student internships.  Since 2014, the foundation has participated in the CTE internship program and we are grateful for the opportunity.


This year our intern, Grace Monacelli, was a student at Dulaney High School and will be graduating in a few short weeks.  We would like to extend our most heartfelt congratulations to Grace who served as the foundation’s intern during the 2020-2021 school year.


As an intern, the foundation provides many experiences which help students prepare for their future career paths and the upcoming prospects that lie ahead.  It has been our privilege to work along-side with her to share in those opportunities that the foundation experiences on a continuous basis.


Grace achieved several milestones including the contribution of her perspective as a student to foundation initiatives, working independently as well as a team member, achieving decision making situations, accomplishing time management skills, and interaction with the BCPS community.  In addition, Grace experienced firsthand knowledge on the moving parts specific to running a store-front operation, providing school supplies to educators through The Exchangeree’s which are located both in Windsor Mill and at THE AVENUE White Marsh.


As stated by the foundation’s executive director, Ms. Deborah Phelps, “On behalf of the foundation’s headquarters staff, volunteer coordinators and those board members and executive committee members in which she worked with, we extend our best wishes to Ms. Monacelli as she graduates from Dulaney High School and is stepping into college. She has been a joy to work alongside as she obtained knowledge not only about the Exchangeree’s but also about the day-to-day work of a non-profit organization that supports public education in Baltimore County.”


We wish to thank Grace for all her contributions to the foundation and will continue to stay in touch with her as she advances towards her future in attendance at the University of Maryland.


We would also like to extend our thanks to Mr. Doug Handy, Director of Career and Technical Education and Fine Arts, Dr. Michael Grubbs, Coordinator, Career and Technical Education, Mrs. Alicia Fales, Supervisor, School to Career Transition and Ms. Catherine Carter, Dulaney High School, Career Research and Development Coordinator.



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