Teacher and Hollywood star Kate Winslet honoured by The Queen
Former Kendrick School headteacher, Marsha Carey-Elms, lives in Maidenhead and will be made an OBE.
A TEACHER from Maidenhead has been recognised alongside Hollywood superstar Kate Winslet in The Queen's Birthday Honours List.
Marsha Carey-Elms was headteacher at top ranking Kendrick School, in Reading, for 19 years before she retired and will be given an OBE for services to education.
Oscar winning actress Ms Winslet, who trained at Redfoofs Theatre School, in Bath Road, Maidenhead, will receive a CBE for services to drama.
Speaking to The Observer, Mrs Carey-Elms, who was made a 'super head' five years ago when she also took charge of Reading Girls' School, said: "I am absolutely delighted, and so thrilled for my family and the school. This accolade is very much shared with them."
"I was obviously thrilled when I got the letter through, and it has been one of the most difficult things keeping it a secret.
"I can't wait to tell everyone at the school, I am very keen to share it with all of my past colleagues. It is a wonderful start to my retirement."
The Reverend Canon John White, canon and vice dean at St George's Chapel, in Windsor Castle, is made a Commander of the Victorian Order (CVO) and May Alan Denman, superintendent at the castle, will receive a Member of the Victorian Order (MVO).
The foreman at Windsor Castle, James Goodall, will also receive a MVO.
The Royal Victorian Medal (RVM) is awarded to Peter Brooks, caretaker at the College of St George, in Windsor Castle, and Graham Sanderson, head of Valley Gardens on the Crown Estate in Windsor. Julie Weldon, housekeeping assistant at the castle, is also honoured with the (RVM).