Bringing Authentic Cultural Experience To The Classroom

August 6th, 2018|

For the past 8 years, I have been able to bring 12 years of authentic cultural experiences into my AACPS classroom.

Instruction Is The Essence Of Education.

July 19th, 2018|

Years ago I read a quote that forever resonated in my soul, “The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires. “My hope is that I inspire!

My Teaching Philosophy

July 19th, 2018|

"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

Improving classrooms through teamwork and personal connections.

July 2nd, 2018|

Inspiring children to learn is a gift I feel humbled and grateful to share.

The best lessons start with a question: “What if?”

July 2nd, 2018|

"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

Opening the Door for Deaf Culture in Our Schools

June 28th, 2018|

“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

Connections that Matter

June 28th, 2018|

"As teachers, we have the unique responsibility of being the first domino in this epic domino rally setup."--Heather Carnaghan, Monarch Global Academy

My Journey with AACPS

June 28th, 2018|

“My journey with AACPS began over 25 years ago, as a young child who was embarking on his first days of Kindergarten.”--Timothy Smith, Folger McKinsey Elementary

A Legacy of Teachers

June 28th, 2018|

“The women in my family have given over 100 year of teachings to AACPS.”--Elizabeth Parker, NHS

Teaching is My Purpose

June 19th, 2018|

"My passion for science led me to pursue every program possible to acquire more effective teaching practices and increased first-hand collaboration with scientists in the real world to bring back these wonderful opportunities to enhance student experiences."--Debbie Sparby, SPMS

Beyond the Teaching Standards

June 18th, 2018|

"A teacher never stops learning because our students are always changing."--Charlene Beyerlein, Jones Elementary

Paying Teaching Forward

June 15th, 2018|

"I hope that one day, my students will remember me as fondly as I remember the teachers who had a positive impact on my life."--Jill Weigelt, Arundel Middle

Why I Love Teaching

June 15th, 2018|

"Throughout the years I have met some of the most endearing children, interesting families, knowledgeable experts and compassionate professionals of my life."--Ronnie Barill, Van Bokkelen Elementary

My students’ home away from home

June 15th, 2018|

"Classroom culture and environment directly impacts student success. My philosophy of teaching is built around this statement and begins by creating a home away from home for my students."--Marlene Kramer, Southern High School

Reflecting on my Honorable Profession

June 8th, 2018|

“I have come to realize that my philosophy of teaching can not be summarized into one word or phrase. It is a belief, a passion, and a responsibility.”—Nicole Hughes, Windsor Farm Elementary

Child-Centered Learning

June 8th, 2018|

“When student diversity is accounted for, all students will succeed.”—Debra Biggs, Pasadena Elementary

Inspired to Achieve Greatness

June 8th, 2018|

"I’ve risen above thinking I achieved greatness on my own; and I’ve embraced the responsibility to ignite and stoke in my students the fire that was started inside of me." --Iris Crankfield, SRHS

Inspired to Be My Best

June 8th, 2018|

“My students and colleagues inspire me to be the best that I can be. I endeavor to do the same for them.”—Dawn Conway, Hillsmere Elementary

The Key to a Successful Year

June 8th, 2018|

"What worked in the classroom today, may not work tomorrow. Therefore, I am continuously seeking new ideas."--Alane Connolly, Shady Side Elementary

What a Perfect Job

June 8th, 2018|

"I love the promise that each new school year brings. I love the smell of a fresh box of crayons. I love seeing the smile on a child’s face when they feel good about themselves."--Josalyn Brown, Crofton Woods Teacher

Creating Meaningful Experiences through German

June 8th, 2018|

"The 21st century demands on students are rigorous, but my classroom is a safe area for students to take risks and to discover that mistakes are simply opportunities for learning."--Katrina Griffin, NCHS

Helping Students Develop a Love of Learning

June 7th, 2018|

"My teaching approach encourages creativity, cultivates independence, and develops an intrinsic sense of wonder [in my students] about themselves, their community and the world around us."--Sharon Mattoon, Solley Elementary Teacher

“You’re Our Biggest Fan”

June 7th, 2018|

" I remember my first grade teacher finding ways to communicate with me, a shy, intimated girl who spoke no English...It is important to me to teach the same way I’ve been taught."--Sunny Deitrick, ELA Teacher, OMHS

Forming Relationships Before Day One

June 7th, 2018|

"It is just as important to have children thrive emotionally as it is for them to achieve academically."--Angela Holmes, Oak Hill Elementary School

Passionate for Learning

June 7th, 2018|

"It is important for students to know that I am invested in them as a person with diverse interests and not just in the classroom."--Bethany Siwajek, Marley Middle School Teacher

My Teaching Philosophy

June 7th, 2018|

"I believe there are outstanding teachers because they are in the line of work for the right reasons."--Kristen Brice, RHL Elementary Teacher

Teaching Like a Doctor

June 7th, 2018|

"I must understand my students, identify concerns, diagnose the areas of difficulty and problem solve for solutions."--Lisa Taltavull, Crofton Middle School Special Education Teacher

Reaching Towards Individualized Growth

June 7th, 2018|

"Teaching is part of who I am, and thank goodness there is still much to learn."--Tonia Haislip, Bates Middle School Teacher

A Shift in Classroom Dynamic

June 7th, 2018|

"I would not be a teacher without them, so the classroom is just as much theirs as it is mine."--Margaret Graham, CBMS Teacher

The Power of Relationships

June 6th, 2018|

"I believe that great teaching begins with forming positive, meaningful relationships with students."--Josh Carroll, SRHS

My Journey to Becoming a Mathematics Resource Teacher

June 5th, 2018|

"In 9th grade I met an Algebra teacher who changed my life goals. She would give up her planning time to sit with me and explain the 'why' of Algebra. This one teacher gave me the hope that I could be an effective Math teacher just like her."--Lori Berry, Woodside Elementary School Math Resource Teacher

Uncovering the Talents in Every Child

June 5th, 2018|

"I’ve learned that to truly get to know a child I must exude behavior that is both collaborative and inclusive with not only the student, but with all key stakeholders in each child’s life."--Stacey Coppock, Folger McKinsey Teacher

Connecting With My Students to Build Better Relationships

June 5th, 2018|

"The more I learn, the better able I am to provide engaging lessons that support them in growing as learners and rise to their fullest potential."--Christina McCall, Deale ES

“Be the beacon that guides students”

June 5th, 2018|

"Receiving an education should inspire and encourage students to strive to be productive members of a community, great citizens, and meaningful contributors of society."--Tori Peddicord, Southern Middle School

Being the Constant for My Students

June 5th, 2018|

"It was and still is my mission that every student can exceed everyone's expectations given the appropriate environment and support so that they can become successful contributing members of society."--Tamara Saxon, MM@JAA Teacher

Creating an Engaging Environment for All Students

June 5th, 2018|

"Classrooms are not quiet. They should be filled with conversation and movement."--Amy Shinn, Central ES Teacher

Whatever it takes to help my students succeed in math

June 5th, 2018|

"If I can give them at least one year where they feel successful in math, then that will carry throughout high school."--Laura Casciato, Central Middle School

Championing the Whole Child

June 5th, 2018|

"Building relationships with my students and their families is at the core of my instructional success. I need to reach the whole child for my students to reach their fullest potential."--Kim Travers, MHES

Teaching with Love

June 5th, 2018|

"My mother was not an educator, however, she was my first teacher. She disciplined with love, and I try to do the same in my classroom."--Linda Ancin, Freetown Elementary

Empowering a Community of Learners

June 4th, 2018|

"Students will remember science because of how I made them feel and the excitement they felt as they learned some really cool science."--Kathleen Soares, Corkran Middle School Teacher

More than a Job: Teaching is a Passion

June 4th, 2018|

"My philosophy for teaching is very simple. Everything I do, every interaction that I have with my students, must serve the students to educate and make them feel empowered."--Stacey Scofield, Mills-Parole Elementary School Librarian

Four Elements that Drive My Classroom

May 31st, 2018|

"My experience has led me to hold four elements sacred in my classroom...high expectations, engaging & differentiated instruction, parent involvement, and a culture of student dignity & value."--Sally Paz y Miño Wilson, THES Teacher

Balancing Development & Knowledge in the Music Classroom

May 30th, 2018|

"Talent is only as developed as our mastery of skills allow. I have found that doing alone is not always enough--PRACTICE MAKES PERMANENT, NOT NECESSARILY PERFECT."--Robert Stojakovich, MRMS Teacher

Building the Foundation of Learning Through Relationships

May 30th, 2018|

"I believe that building relationships with students and staff is the glue that holds all the essential components of teaching and learning together."--Nancy Hack-Behringer, Mayo Elementary Teacher

One Enthusiastic, Positive and Genuine Teacher

May 21st, 2018|

"My grandson had Ms. Brady for Kindergarten last year and my granddaughter has her this year. They both love her as she makes them feel special no matter what they are doing."--Linda Batts, Grandparent

The Definition of Dedication

May 14th, 2018|

Mr. Stanzione epitomizes what it means to be a dedicated AACPS employee. He gives so generously of his time.

Thank You Mrs. Pillow!

May 10th, 2018|

"On August 7, 2008 I heard the worst words a parent can hear, 'Your son has cancer.' I didn't know which end was up. I reached out to [his teacher] Mrs. Pillow to let her know of Tag's situation. I barely remember our conversation, I cried for most of it, but I do remember her saying, 'Jen, Tag will go to college. I guarantee it.' Those words were so comforting to me."--Jennifer G., Parent

Wayne Shipley, Arundel High School, Class of 1962

March 13th, 2018|

Wayne’s lifelong love of the performing arts began on a high school dare. But over the course of his 30+ years as an English teacher in Anne Arundel County and, later, as an independent filmmaker, Wayne has shared his passion for literature and the arts to help his students—in and out of the classroom—find and follow their own visions for the future.

Giving Back with Help from My Guidance Counselor

February 26th, 2018|

My Guidance Counselor, Mrs. Lewis, takes time to help everyone with their needs. Even though she is extremely busy she will do anything you need. Like recently I wanted to open a club to help others that are less fortunate in the community and now our club, the Human Relations Committee, consists of 17 members in the group.

Thankful for Mrs. Nodtvedt’s Positive Communication & Support

January 17th, 2018|

"The one thing that I truly appreciate is that she not only told me when there were problems but let me know if he had had a great day and if he had done something good for another student. In the past I was only contacted if there was a problem. Through Mrs. Nodtvedt's kind and compassionate ways my grandson has come a long way since the beginning of the year."--Beth Lassiter, Grandparent

My favorite story from my first year at Marley Middle

December 7th, 2017|

"I am in my second year teaching at Marley Middle. Being a "new" veteran teacher I was embraced by faculty and staff and I was made to feel welcome. I wanted to share my favorite story from my first year at Marley..." Brenda Osborne, Teacher

Thank You for Inspiring My Son’s Love of Reading!

December 7th, 2017|

"I just wanted to thank Ms. Hoffman for helping my son's love reading!"--Nancy Cahlink-Seidler, Parent

The Most Kind and Caring Guidance Counselor

December 6th, 2017|

"We are relatively new to our area and the newness still hadn't worn off, leaving both my husband and I feeling misunderstood and uncertain about how things were going to go for us with the boys here in Severna Park. I reached out to Ms. Fincher to talk and she responded immediately.... Upon meeting her, her smile immediately made me feel better."--Lara Grossi

Helping Every Child Get a Healthy Meal

December 5th, 2017|

"Southgate's Cafeteria Manager Hannah Newman is one incredible lady and her staff is too. All the kids know Mrs. Hannah, she's more than just a "food service worker," she provides the only meal some of the students get."--Tasha Patterson, Parent

Retired Educator Continues to Spread Joy

December 5th, 2017|

Laura Blankenship

I am an AACPS: Parent | Volunteer, Rippling Woods Elementary School Rippling Woods has went through so many changes in the past 7 years. I want to thank all the staff there for the awesome job. But most importantly Ms. Joan Dugard who is retired from Rippling Woods Elementary School, […]

Bringing Joy and Happiness Through Music

December 5th, 2017|

"Music brings out the joy and happiness in the heart. Mrs. Kennelly at Waugh Chapel Elementary teaches music to her students with such dedication and patience."--Deanna Mallon, Parent

My Journey from Culinary Student to Culinary Teacher

September 20th, 2017|

"Of course, I want my students to learn the culinary knowledge and skills...Most importantly though...I want them to value the importance of professional growth, collaboration, and teamwork in all industries."--Pam Klink, CAT-North Teacher

Teaching Chose Me

June 26th, 2017|

"When I found the AVID program, I knew unequivocally that AACPS had been the right choice for me."--Alexis Pogonowski, AVID Teacher Specialist

“Show me a leader, a scholar, a changemaker — and I’ll show you an educator who inspired such glory.”

June 20th, 2017|

"My experiences as an AACPS educator have been shaped by these pathways – by the pathfinders who identified my potential, and then catapulted me into arenas where others might do the same." --Jasmine Coleman

Paying a Passion for Teaching Forward

June 17th, 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

How one amazing teacher has forever impacted my son

June 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

June 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

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

June 5th, 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

June 5th, 2017|

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

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

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

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

My story is about how kind Mrs. Reisinger is

May 2nd, 2017|

"Mrs. Reisinger is kind because an example is at our feild trip i was not happy with my group so i got too sit with her and hang out. I love Mrs. Reisinger because of what she does!"--Sydney, Grade 2

Reaching My Goals through the Support of My Teachers & Colleagues

April 25th, 2017|

"I have the vision to insure an effective teacher in every classroom with administrators who can support them in meeting the needs of our diverse student population. Just as I have done throughout my career, I work in collaboration with many talented and devoted people to fulfill my vision. "--Sharon Stratton

Forever Grateful for the Support of Ms. Dalgleish

April 25th, 2017|

"All of the teachers at Freetown Elementary are very kind and treat all the students with respect. Ms. Amanda Dalgleish especially helped us through a hard [transition] and I will be forever grateful."--Chrystyna Sullivan, Parent

How My Music Teacher Has Helped Me

March 16th, 2017|

"In fourth grade, I decided to start playing the saxophone. My teacher was Mrs. Emily James, and she was a fantastic teacher."--Nicholas, Grade 8

Using Community Building Circles to Strengthen our School Community

February 27th, 2017|

"[Community building circles are] now part of our morning routine and our staff looks forward to giving 'shout outs,' learning about new students coming to our school, and having courageous conversations!"--Tiffany Stewart Kline, Assistant Principal, Mary Moss @ J. Albert Adams

Recognizing Ms. Kerst

February 23rd, 2017|

"Elizabeth Kerst, third grade teacher at Oakwood Elementary School was selected to be filmed teaching an Explicit Comprehension lesson....The Reading Office couldn’t have selected a better teacher." --Donna Usewick, Principal

An Overdue Thank You to the Teachers at Hillsmere Elementary

February 13th, 2017|

"How long has it been, since I left Hillsmere Elementary School? I am not really too sure of the names of my classmates, but I know three teachers who, played a fantastic roll in my development and interest in self-improvement that has followed me to this day."--Tracy Lee

The Five Restorative Questions in Action!

January 3rd, 2017|

"Restorative Questions provide a framework that helps adults as they guide students through a reflection of their actions, what harm they caused, and how they can repair that harm. This helps them be part of creating an honorable pathway back to the classroom – and to learning!"--Kathy Rockefeller

“My road to teaching has been a family affair.”

November 22nd, 2016|

After 25 years in the classroom my father transitioned into another position within the board of education as an Internship Coach. I decided to apply for the Automotive Refinishing Instructor position that my father held for the past 25 years. As a family we were very excited that I was selected for the position… I don’t think I’d be happy doing anything else. You have to find passion in what you do, and I feel that passion. I enjoy going to work every day. There are always going to be problems in any career you choose, but you have to find the joy in it. If there is no joy, there’s no point.

The Students Vote: The Principal is Kind

November 15th, 2016|

"Our Student Government Association sponsors a quarterly award where students in grades 1-5 can vote for the Sunshine Award, which recognizes a staff member who is excellent, caring, and supportive of the students...the votes for [Principal] Mr. Gordon show the students think he is kind and supportive."--Barbara Holcomb, School Counselor

From Coaching to Administration–How Principals are Made

October 10th, 2016|

“A pertinent question to ask during this month where we recognize administrators is what experience prepared you for the challenges of the position? Of course the numerous workshops, books/articles read and years worked in the classroom helped. But in my particular case, my many years coaching on the sideline provided me with incredible advantages that translated to the skills I would need as an administrator.”—Kevin Buckley, Principal

Learning to Love Politics in Mr. Sullivan’s Classroom

August 22nd, 2016|

"Maryland's best-kept secret is that the best teachers in the world are at North County High School. One teacher for me stands out in particular. Mr. Dennis Sullivan, or "Sully," taught my AP U.S. Government, STEM Policy, and AP Human Geography courses and was also my (one-time) lacrosse coach. Sullivan has many strengths as a teacher, but by far his best attribute is his ability to get students excited about politics."--Christopher Frye, NCHS 2012 Graduate

Helping AACPS Keep a Clear Mind

July 11th, 2016|

“This was my first year running the Keep A Clear Mind drug education program (similar to D.A.R.E., for those of you that remember it) and, though it involved some learning curves, it was hugely satisfying to administer the program.”—Christine Shekell

My Favorite Teacher: Ms. Tanya

June 10th, 2016|

"Ms. Tanya, thank you for being the person you are. You have opened up your heart and soul to do what you need to do and love to do and I just want to return the love."—Maxwell, Grade 5

Thank You Mr. Tayman!

June 10th, 2016|

"Mr. Tayman, through your talent, guidance, and dedication, so many students have developed outstanding skills and furthered their love of music."—Jennifer Ballard

A Teacher’s Dedication

June 10th, 2016|

"Mrs. Janie Lohrmann makes learning exciting and fun for her 5th grade class." --Marva Taylor

A Wonderful Teacher & Role Model

June 10th, 2016|

"Mrs. Dronberger, at Broadneck High School is the most organized teacher I have ever encountered in my 18 years’ experience as a parent."--Roberta Wentworth

AACPS School Social Workers: Guiding Latino Students through Character Development

June 2nd, 2016|

“As the School Social Worker at Annapolis Middle School, one initiative that I am excited to be involved with is the new El Joven Nobel program that Maria Baez (school social worker from Mary Moss at J. Albert Adams Academy) and I launched. El Joven Noble (The Noble Young Man) is a youth leadership and character development program for male students in grades 6 and 7 at Annapolis Middle School that supports and guides Latino youth through a “rites of passage” process. Developed by Jerry Tello in 1988, the program utilizes a 12-session curriculum focusing on the prevention of substance abuse, teen pregnancy, relationship violence, gang involvement, and school failure.”—Lisa Keough

“When I stop to look back, I realize that one constant in my life has been Anne Arundel County Public Schools.”

May 4th, 2016|

"My connection to Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) and Glen Burnie High School (GBHS) extends back nine decades to the first graduating class of GBHS. " --Mary Huey

Teaching in the Glen Burnie Community for 32 Years

May 3rd, 2016|

"I have been teaching at Glen Burnie High School for 32 years. People ask me, “Haven’t you retired yet?” My response is: “No, I am still having fun.” I am still being blessed by each child that I meet and I grow in my profession and as a person by seeing the excitement, new ideas and energy of the new teachers and student that come each August." -- Mary Huey

“Lanay Byers impact on the lives of these students was not measured in grades, but by the compassion and encouragement she offered to these children.”

May 2nd, 2016|

"Lanay Byers, Retired Teacher Her impact on the lives of these students was not measured in grades, but by the compassion and encouragement she offered to these children...Although my son grew up and moved through middle school and high school within AACPS, he never forgot Mrs. Byers and would always stop at Richard Henry Lee during the Christmas holiday with a small gift to let her know she was often in his thoughts."--Candy Fontz

Equity Liaison–The Job I Was Born To Do

April 18th, 2016|

"I absolutely love my role as an Equity Liaison. It allows me to live my passion... My hope is to spread my love for education and for impacting the lives of children, to individuals who also have similar passions." --Mabel Stoll

“My cumulative experiences in the education field have led me to a job that I love.”

April 18th, 2016|

"I started working for AACPS in 2009. Working for AACPS has provided me the opportunity to grow my career from a teacher to specialist." --Nicole Trader-Morgeson

“Of all my accomplishments, the most gratifying thing for me has been developing talent in students.”

April 12th, 2016|

"I student taught in 1972 at Glen Burnie High School and went under contract with the Anne Arundel County Board of Education as a theatre arts teacher. At the time, there were no dance classes offered in the school system, so I developed a dance curriculum for credit, taught it during the school day, and grew it into the largest dance program in a public high school in Maryland." --Dianne Rosso

“You are an artist and you will never be happy until you pursue life as an artist.”

April 1st, 2016|

"In my first year as a student at Brooklyn Park Jr. Sr. High School I met Hal Gomer, a visual art teacher and the after school theatre director... Because of his influence, I began to recognize that I related to the world in ways that were different from other people and that, for the first time, my way of relating felt accepted." --Ken Skrzesz

Amazing Teacher Turned Techie!

April 1st, 2016|

"The Office of Student Data's very own SIS Support Specialist, Gary Mills, has earned Expert status in SQL Server Development…Teachers like Mr. Mills make a difference all over our county in all areas of expertise." --Jessica Tickle on Gary Mills

Inspiring Students through the Media Center

March 16th, 2016|

"Our current media specialist, Cynthia Bischoff, joined our school only a year ago, but she has made a great impact on our students." --Cindy Holsworth on Cynthia Bischoff

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