Business, Education, Family, Sports

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 …


Business, Education, Politics

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 …

Loyola University student tests positive for coronavirus

BALTIMORE, MD—A Baltimore college student has tested positive for coronavirus. Loyola University announced on Sunday that an undergraduate student, who has not been on campus since exhibiting symptoms, tested positive for COVID-19. Another undergraduate student is awaiting test results, university officials say. Both students are recovering at home. Face-to-face instruction at Loyola University has been discontinued until after Easter Break. …

Gov. Hogan announces funding for research positions at 4 universities

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Friday announced that the Maryland Department of Commerce, Loyola University Maryland, the University of Maryland, College Park; the University of Maryland Eastern Shore, and Washington College have endowed a total of more than $10.6 million in new research professorships and positions. The endowments were made through the Maryland E-Nnovation Initiative Fund, a state program created …

The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region elects five new board members

ABERDEEN, MD—The Arc Northern Chesapeake Region (The Arc NCR) announced on Tuesday that they had elected five new board members. Elizabeth Bayer, Michael Bertrand, and Michael Griffith were elected to the foundation board while Kim Marino and Eric Rebbert were elected to its governance board of directors. Elizabeth Bayer is senior vice president of internal audit for the Aberdeen Proving …

PHHS girls’ soccer team to return to MPSSAA Championship

PERRY HALL, MD—They’ve done it again. Perry Hall High School’s Lady Gators soccer team defeated the Montgomery Blair Blazers, 1-0, in the state semifinals on Saturday at Gaithersburg High School. Sophomore Kyleigh Gough scored the only goal of the game. The Gators will face the Severna Park Falcons for the class 4A girls soccer title in the Maryland Public Secondary …