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Parkville Middle special educator named 2020 BCPS Teacher of the Year

PARKVILLE, MD—Parkville Middle School’s Robert Runk has been named the Baltimore County Public Schools 2020 Teacher of the Year. When Runk started coaching his children in soccer, many parents asked if he was a teacher because of how well he communicated with the young players. He was not, but the enjoyment he experienced from working with youth motivated him to …


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THE AVENUE at White Marsh, Red Brick Station to deliver family meals to BCPS Teacher Of The Year finalists

NOTTINGHAM, MD—In celebration of educators, THE AVENUE at White Marsh and Red Brick Station announced on Monday that they will be delivering family-style dinners to each of the five finalists announced for Baltimore County Public School 2020 Teacher of the Year. This initiative is in partnership with The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. and their Caravan of …


Parkville Middle special education teacher among finalists for 2020 Teacher of the Year

PARKVILLE, MD—Five Baltimore County Public Schools educators have been named finalists for 2020-21 BCPS Teacher of the Year, one of whom is a special education instructor at Parkville Middle School. Robert Runk is a special education teacher at Parkville Middle. He also served as a paraeducator there. He leads a mentorship program for male students at Parkville Middle and leads …

Anne Arundel County educator named 2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—Teresa Beilstein, a teacher at South Shore Elementary School in Anne Arundel County Public Schools, has been named the 2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, made the announcement at the 29th Annual Teacher of the Year Gala. The event attracted an audience of more than 1,000, including educators and dignitaries such as …

Finalists named for 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE – Dr. Karen Salmon, State Superintendent of Schools, on Thursday announced the names of seven finalists for 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year. “Maryland’s teachers have a lasting impact on the lives of our students—educating, encouraging, and inspiring our future workforce,” said Governor Larry Hogan. “These seven finalists are representative of the high quality of teachers in our great …

Crossroads Center’s Kristen Nielsen named 2019-20 BCPS Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Crossroads Center student Abby Lawson is just a few weeks away from graduation, and she credits her English language arts teacher, Kristen Nielsen, for helping her get there and being her inspiration. “Unfortunately, not every school can have her, but I was blessed with her, and everything she’s done for me,” Lawson said. Nielsen, a champion for …

Honeygo Elementary, Crossroads Center educators named finalists for BCPS Teacher of the Year

TOWSON, MD – Five dedicated BCPS educators have been named finalists for 2019-20 BCPS Teacher of the Year, including two from northeastern Baltimore County. Christina DeSimone, Catonsville High: DeSimone is in her fourth year as a child development teacher at Catonsville High. She previously taught seven years at Dundalk High. A second-generation BCPS educator, DeSimone leads her school’s community preschool …

2019 BCPS Teacher of the Year nominees announced for Eastern Zone

Baltimore County Public Schools on Monday announced the nominees for the 2019 “Eastern Zone” Teacher of the Year award. Here are this year’s nominees, listed in alphabetical order by school. Stephanie Lawson, Battle Grove Elementary Terry Flynn, Battle Monument Cindy Laue, Bear Creek Elementary Stacey Steinberg, Berkshire Elementary Diane Pfeifer, Chapel Hill Elementary Carrie Sprucebank, Charlesmont Elementary Irene Check, Chase …