Business, Politics

Councilman Marks recognizes 2021 Fifth District Citizens of the Year

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks has announced the 2021 Fifth District Citizens of the Year. The award, created by Councilman Marks when he began service as Fifth District representative, honors outstanding volunteers and community leaders who have made a difference in communities stretching from Towson to Kingsville. The 2021 recipients are as follows: Pat Keller, for service as President …


Business, Police/Fire

Baltimore County Police Department recognized for maintaining CALEA accreditation, gold standard in policing

TOWSON, MD—The Baltimore County Police Department on Monday announced that it had once again been awarded law enforcement accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). CALEA is a competitive award that signifies excellence in public safety and commitment to the community. Law enforcement accreditation shows the department has maintained the gold standard in policing. “This award …


Governor Hogan honors victims of impaired driving at 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Monday joined state officials, transportation leaders, safety advocates, law enforcement, and families for the 18th annual Maryland Remembers ceremony, which honors Marylanders who lost their lives to impaired driving. During the ceremony, the governor announced that Maryland is one of five states to receive a grant from the Governors Highway Safety Association to encourage safe …

Baltimore County Public Schools’ communications team earns five regional awards

TOWSON, MD—The Chesapeake Chapter of the National School Public Relations Association (CHESPRA) has presented five awards – including an award of excellence – to Baltimore County Public Schools for the quality of its communications efforts. Contest entries were created during the 2020-2021 school year and were judged by an external panel. CHESPRA members include school systems from throughout Maryland, Virginia, …

Administrative secretary at Rosedale school named Maryland Education Support Professional of the Year

ROSEDALE, MD—An administrative secretary at a school in Rosedale has been named the 2021-2022 Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) Education Support Professional of the Year. Baltimore County Public Schools on Monday announced that Shady Spring Elementary School’s Brad Fisher had received the honor. “Congratulations to Brad Fisher on receiving this well-deserved honor,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl …

Baltimore County NAACP honors BCPS Superintendent Williams with Excellence in Education Award

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Darryl L. Williams, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, has received the 2021 Excellence in Education Award from the Baltimore County chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. The award was presented October 10 during the NAACP’s Freedom Fund Awards Banquet, held virtually this year. Each year, during its awards ceremony, the Freedom Fund …

BCPS mental health supervisor named Mental Health Professional of the Year

TOWSON, MD—Courtney Brown, LCSW-C, supervisor of mental health services for Baltimore County Public Schools, has been honored by the National Alliance for Mental Illness Metropolitan Baltimore (NAMI) as the recipient of the 2021 Frances J. Lentz Mental Health Professional of the Year Award. This annual award recognizes an exemplary mental health professional who significantly improves the lives of patients and …

BCPS social studies educator Brianna Ross selected as Maryland’s 2021-22 Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD—Brianna Ross, a history teacher at Deer Park Middle Magnet School, has been named the 2021-2022 Maryland state Teacher of the Year. Each of the 24 Maryland school jurisdictions selects an outstanding teacher to compete for the award. Ross was one of eight finalists selected by the Maryland State Department of Education. “Team BCPS joins the entire state in …