About Lauren Grey-Hawkins

Lauren is the Business and Communication Specialist for the Division of Partnerships, Development, and Marketing.

Coming Home to Serve the School System that Served Me

May 25th, 2017|

"Upon graduation from Frostburg State University, I only applied to teach in one county. I was determined to come home to teach and didn't want to work in any other district. My experience in AACPS was a good one and I wanted to share that with other students."--Dot Arida, AACPS Coordinator of Academic Support

Jessup Elementary: Inspiring me to pursue a career in teaching

May 15th, 2017|

"I would like to make a difference in other students lives the way Mrs. Timberg and Mrs. Sword made a difference in my life."--Ashley Kayson

From student teacher to colleague, I’ve had a mentor in Ms. Zak

May 9th, 2017|

"With unwavering persistence, patience, and love, Mrs. Zak not only pushes her children to levels they never thought they could, but she motivates everyone around her to examine the quality of their own teaching and will work with anyone to help them support their students."--Kathleen Tran

Shout-Out to Two Great Language Arts Assets at SRMS

May 9th, 2017|

"Joanne Sprague is a great department chair [and] Mandi Quinn is our amazing resource teacher."--Holly McDermott

Paying a Passion for Teaching Forward

May 9th, 2017|

"It is because of Mr. Glorioso that I was hired for [the cosmetology teacher at the Center of Applied Technology North]. When I expressed my gratitude to him he simply said, 'Now you go and give to someone else.'"--Tammy Diedrich

Heather Lowe: Going above and beyond to help her students

May 9th, 2017|

"Heather Lowe takes time to contact the parents and let them know what their child is doing, be it good or bad."--Laura Blankenship

How one amazing teacher has forever impacted my son

May 5th, 2017|

"Perhaps what has impressed me the most about Ms. Mueller is how well she knows each of her students' unique abilities, family situations, skills, interests, and strengths. It is clear she has taken the time to know every student in front of her as an individual and as a result, each of the students in her class feels valued and important."--Kristen Caminiti

Mrs. Sheckells’ Impact–From One Generation to the Next

May 5th, 2017|

"I can't even begin to express my appreciation for Mrs. Sheckells. She taught me over 20 years ago and I was so fortunate to have her teach my three daughters at Shady Side Elementary."--Cathy Gates, Alum & Parent

Our Continued Appreciation for Ms. Tanya

May 5th, 2017|

"Ms. Tanya energizes the students and gets them excited to learn. She gets to know her students and lets them know her not only as a teacher but as a person."--Valerie Frazier, Parent

How A Teacher Continues to Encourage, Years After My Son Left Her Classroom

May 5th, 2017|

"When my son started kindergarten I was worried... I didn't know anything about the teachers at Davidsonville Elementary school and didn't realize how getting the letter saying Mrs. Jones would be his teacher would change his life."--Melissa Wirzburger, Parent

Building Self-Confidence in Tyler Heights’ S.E.L.F Program

May 3rd, 2017|

"In the fifth grade, my school Tyler Heights had a program called S.E.L.F which still continues now. This program helps young girls to gain determination, and self-confidence. I learned a lot from that program, and go there almost every Friday to see the new S.E.L.F girls."--Ariyanna

Elementary Music Teacher Turns Mother-in-Law

May 3rd, 2017|

"Thank you Suzy Wyatt for being MY amazing K-5 Music teacher at Davidsonville Elementary (still going 41 years strong!). "--Meredith Krissoff, Alum & Employee

Fostering a Love of Music & Dance

May 3rd, 2017|

"At George Fox Middle School I had the privilege of having a wonderful chorus teacher, Karen Simmons. She was a talented individual who cared about her students."--Susan Coakley, Alum & Parent

The Dedication at Rippling Woods

May 3rd, 2017|

"Rippling Woods Elementary School has so many dedicated teachers who go unappreciated everyday."--Lauren Blackenship, Parent

The BEST Art Teacher who taught me so much more: Mrs. Sheckells

May 2nd, 2017|

"As I entered Shady Side Elementary in my new role as a teacher in August of 1996, a familiar voice spoke to me. It was Mrs. Sarah Sheckells, my former art teacher... Over the last 21 years, Mrs. Sheckells transitioned from my classroom teacher to a peer, mentor, colleague, and friend." --Jennifer Sturgell