Garrett County Public Schools 5th-Grade Students Participate in Career Day

Garrett County Public Schools 5th-Grade Students Participate in Career Day at Deep Creek Lake, MD

The community support of career day was overwhelming. Thirty-five volunteers representing twenty-four different occupations generously gave their time to share their chosen careers with a total of 268 fifth-grade students from every elementary school in Garrett County. GCPS wishes to thank the elementary school counselors, the fifth-grade teachers, and career coaches for helping to organize this event, Garrett College for the use of their facilities, and the following community volunteers:

  • Scott Richardson: Garrett College–Adventure Sports
  • Melissa Johnson: Beitzel Corporation–Construction
  • Brenda McDonnell & Melissa Moats: Brenda McDonnell’s Family of Restaurants–Chef
  • Barb Law and Amanda Hefner: Child Care
  • Richard Lewis & Kenny Altman: Garrett College–Computer Science and Cybersecurity
  • Chuck Trautwein: Garrett County Public Schools–Engineering
  • Kelli Sisler: Garrett College–Fitness/Personal Trainer
  • Lexi Trickett: Garrett County Public Schools–Agriculture
  • Josh Hook: McHenry Volunteer Fire Department–Firefighter
  • Dean Lytle & Fred Knox: Garrett County Roads Department–Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Judge Gregory, Christian Mash, & John Hughes: Garrett County Courthouse–Lawyer
  • Jessica Wilhelm: Workforce Development–Mechanic
  • Major Steven Hershfeldt: Garrett County Public Schools–Military
  • Rob Smith: Buffalo Run Band–Musician
  • Jeff Sweitzer & Robert Kapp: Maryland Department of Natural Resources–NRP
  • Amanda Shreve: Garrett Regional Medical Center–Nurse
  • Doug Beitzel: Workforce Development–Paramedic
  • Bradley Williams & Jeff Smith: Maryland State Police–Police Officer
  • Terah Crawford: Taylor-Made Realty–Realtor
  • Edward Faley: Hart for Animals–Veterinarian
  • Patty Wells: Animal Crackers–Pet Grooming
  • Kaitlyn Glotfelty, Josh Lear, Tasha Mongold & Michael Omps: Garrett County Public Schools–Soft Skills

For additional information regarding career day, please contact your school counselor. If you or your organization would like to be included in next year’s event, please contact Mr. Hinebaugh at or Ms. Keller