Education

Eastern Tech educator awarded statewide honor

The Technology & Engineering Educators Association of Maryland (TEEAM) has selected Angela Waldrop, an engineering teacher at Eastern Technical High School, as the High School TEEAM Teacher Excellence Award winner for Maryland. To receive this award, a teacher must have an extensive background in technology and engineering education and must pursue meaningful ongoing professional development opportunities. Creative and innovative use …


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Funeral arrangements announced for Justin Braswell, PHHS student who died over the weekend

Funeral arrangements have been announced for Justin Andrew Braswell of Nottingham, who died on Friday, November 16th.  The Perry Hall High School student was 16 years old. According to his obituary, Braswell was the son of Andy and Valarie Braswell, brother of Hailey Braswell, grandson of Lottie Spence, nephew of Rusty Lancellotti and his fiancé Allie Coufal as well as Christina Forrester …


Henn, Marks: Gunpowder Elementary School parking project moves forward

Baltimore County Councilman David Marks and School Board member Julie Henn announced on Thursday that the school system is advancing a long-needed expansion of the Gunpowder Elementary School parking lot. In a letter to Henn, Interim Superintendent Verletta White wrote, “We are aware of the need for additional parking spaces at Gunpowder Elementary School and have been working with our …

Arrangements announced for Officer Comegna

Viewing and funeral arrangements have been set for Officer Joseph Comegna. The former school resource officer at Eastern Tech took his own life in his office at the Essex school on Monday. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Schimunek Funeral Home, located at 9705 Belair Road in Perry Hall, on Thursday from 3 to 5 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. …

School resource officer fatally shoots himself at Eastern Tech

A resource officer at a Baltimore County school reportedly took his own life on Monday. Police responded to Eastern Technical High School at around 1:30 p.m. after faculty members heard what sounded like a gunshot. Upon arrival, authorities found Officer Joseph Comegna inside the SRO office at the school. The officer had sustained what police surmise was a self-inflicted gunshot …

Afterschool, evening activities cancelled at Eastern Tech following ‘medical emergency’ incident

UPDATE: Police now confirm that the SRO fatally shot himself – details here. Original story below… —— All afterschool and evening activities were cancelled at Eastern Technical High School on Monday following a “medical emergency.” At about 1:30 p.m., the Baltimore County Police Department said that officers responded to the school following a report of a medical emergency involving the …