"My 9 year old daughter, Katherine “Katie” O., who is a 5th grade student at Waugh Chapel Elementary School, won the county-wide 2018 AACPS Olivia Constants Foundation Change through the Arts contest."--Jennifer O, Waugh Chapel Elementary
"Thank you Mr. Walter at Folger McKinsey for being an awesome teacher for kindergarten! Sophia enjoyed everyday of your instruction and teaching!" -- Hazar Biddle, parent
For the past 8 years, I have been able to bring 12 years of authentic cultural experiences into my AACPS classroom.
This year, Oak Hill Elementary was chosen by the Maryland State Bar Association for participation in their program that focuses on improving the health of the Chesapeake Bay while educating students about the Bay and their role in keeping it healthy.
Just like a walk-a-thon, this program raises money based on how much each entrant reads. In this case, each minute spent reading translated into miles....This program has been in place for four years. In that time, it has raised over eighteen thousand dollars. Of course, it has also helped to support the cause of literacy. The Read-a-Thon is now one of the biggest, most successful school wide events at Linthicum Elementary.
“AACPS opened the door and pursued ASL as a language to be taught in it’s schools. This willingness gives students the opportunity to broaden their language horizons and become productive/contributing members of society.”--Dana Dobbs, Broadneck High School
"My teaching philosophy is rooted within my goal of instilling a deep love of learning in my students while challenging them to surpass their personal expectations. I believe that each child is a unique individual with their own diverse backgrounds, learning styles, and specific interests and it is my duty to rise to the occasion and take them to their next level of learning."--Lori-Ann Blazano
Inspiring children to learn is a gift I feel humbled and grateful to share.
"There is no doubt in my mind that becoming a teacher is a calling, not a job. I have never regretted becoming a teacher."- Christina Houstian