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Nottingham-based Sontiq appoints head of public sector sales team

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Sontiq, a Nottingham-based identity security company, on Monday announced the addition of Walter Hoffman as vice president of public sector sales. An experienced public sector sales executive, Hoffman will help expand Sontiq’s work with government, education, and other public sector entities around personal identity protection, breach readiness, and breach response. During his 30-year career, Hoffman increased government market share …


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BCPS to host job fair for retired professionals interested in working for school system

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather, this job fair has been postponed. Original story below… —— TIMONIUM, MD—Baltimore County Public Schools will be holding a job fair later this month for retired professionals who are interested in working for the school system. BCPS seeks teachers (in all content areas), speech and language pathologists, school psychologists, school counselors, school nurses, substitute teachers, …


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 …

Baltimore County educator among 8 finalists for 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year

UPDATE: BCPS educator Brianna Ross has been named Maryland Teacher of the Year. Original story below… ——— BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has named eight finalists for 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: Jing Dai of Anne Arundel County; Sidney Thomas of Baltimore City; Brianna Ross of Baltimore County, Adrin Leak of Prince George’s County; …

Deborah Phelps, executive director of The Education Foundation of BCPS, honored with Maryland Daily Record distinction for second time

TOWSON, MD—Deborah Phelps, executive director of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, was named one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women of 2020 by The Maryland Daily Record. Phelps, whose background includes nearly five decades as an educator and who is also well-known as a motivational speaker and the author of “A Mother for All Seasons,” received the same …

Dr. Erin Hager sworn in as newest member of Board of Education of Baltimore County

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, was sworn in on Thursday morning by the Baltimore County Clerk of the Court as the newest member of the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to fill …

Essex-area principals among six finalists for 2020 Principal of the Year

ESSEX, MD—Two principals from the Essex area are among six finalists for 2020-21 Baltimore County Public Schools Principal of the Year. Kelly O’Connell is in her fourth year as principal at Mars Estates Elementary School and her 18th year with BCPS. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and a master’s degree in human resources school leadership from Towson …

Dr. Erin Hager appointed to Board of Education of Baltimore County

TOWSON, MD—Dr. Erin Hager, an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), has been appointed by Governor Larry Hogan to serve on the Board of Education of Baltimore County. Hager was nominated by the Baltimore County School Board Nominating Commission and appointed by the governor to fill the remaining term created by the death of Board …