Business, Politics

Baltimore County named recipient of 2023 Gateways for Growth award

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County has been named one of the recipients of the 2023 Gateways for Growth award. The Gateways for Growth Challenge is a competitive opportunity for localities to receive research support and technical assistance from the American Immigration Council and Welcoming America to improve immigrant inclusion in their communities. “Baltimore County’s diversity is its strength, and our goal is …


Business, Education, Health

Two Maryland School for the Blind professionals honored with national awards

BALTIMORE, MD—Two members of The Maryland School for the Blind staff are among the recipients of the 2022 Principals of Schools for the Blind (POSB) national award program. POSB, a subdivision of the Council of Schools for the Blind, annually recognizes the contributions of remarkable individuals across the nation who work with blind or low-vision students. The nomination process is …


BCPS educator among finalists for 2022-2023 Maryland Teacher of the Year

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Education has named seven teachers as finalists for 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year. The finalists are: Charles Whittaker of Anne Arundel County Public Schools; Berol Dewdney of Baltimore City Public Schools; Alicia Amaral Freeman of Baltimore County Public Schools; Jonathan Kurtz of Frederick County Public Schools; Ashley Gereli of Harford County Public Schools; …

Governor Hogan receives Partners For Open Space Executive Award for leadership on conservation, ocean space

ANNAPOLIS, MD—At the Maryland Association of Counties (MACo) Conference in Ocean City, Governor Larry Hogan received the Open Space Executive Award from the Partners for Open Space, a statewide coalition of environmental, agricultural, recreation and historic preservation organizations and the Maryland Association of County Park and Recreation Administrators (MACPRA). “We are pleased to honor Governor Larry Hogan with a special …

Freedom Federal Credit Union selects eight Baltimore County, Harford County educators as 2022 Golden Apple Award recipients

JOPPA. MD—At a reception held at Mountain Branch in Joppa on Thursday, August 5, 2022, Freedom Federal Credit Union honored Dr. Stacey Durkovicˈ and Jeanne Mackowiak, as the grand prize award recipients of the Credit Union’s 2022 Golden Apple Annual Educator Award grant competition. Thanks to Freedom’s recent expansion from Harford County into Baltimore County, the Credit Union doubled grant …

Baltimore County 2022 Women of the Year announced, to be recognized on Monday

TOWSON, MD—Baltimore County and the Commission for Women will recognize three outstanding women during its 40th Annual “Woman of the Year” Awards Ceremony. The event will take place on Monday, June 13, 2022 at 6:00 p.m. at the Baltimore County Council Chambers. The 2022 recipients are: Charlotte W. Bullock as the “Woman of the Year”, a long-standing resident dedicated to …

Pine Grove Middle School educator named BCPS School Counselor of the Year

TOWSON, MD—Each year, the Baltimore County Association for Counseling and Development recognizes outstanding school counselors for their contributions to students, schools, and the school counseling profession. “Our school counselors are essential to the academic progress and personal development and well-being of our students,” said Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Awards presented by the Baltimore County Association …

Perry Hall, Parkville educators recognized with state-level awards from the Maryland Art Education Association

TOWSON, MD—Eight Baltimore County Public Schools visual arts educators have earned statewide awards from the Maryland Art Education Association. “This impressive statewide recognition is a reflection of the immense talent of our visual arts team,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “Our visual arts educators inspire and challenge our students and contribute to their academic and personal growth in …