Education

MSDE partners with Baltimore County, Howard County Public Schools in $5.5 million grant to improve outcomes for children with disabilities

BALTIMORE, MD—Committed to improved outcomes for children and youth with disabilities, the Maryland State Department of Education is partnering with two local school systems in a $5.5 million State Personnel Development Grant (SPDG) awarded by the U.S. Department of Education. Baltimore County Public Schools and Howard County Public Schools will join MSDE’s Division of Early Intervention and Special Education Services, …


Business, Education

Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce honors 21 BCPS educators and support staff

MIDDLE RIVER, MD—The Chesapeake Gateway Chamber of Commerce honored 21 Baltimore County Public Schools’ educators and support staff with 2022 Outstanding Educator Awards at a ceremony on May 24. “The outstanding BCPS team members honored by the Chesapeake Gateway Chamber exemplify the expertise, dedication, and creativity of staff throughout Baltimore County,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams. “We greatly …


Essex, Woodlawn principals named 2020 BCPS Principals of the Year

TOWSON, MD—During several recent virtual school staff meetings, BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams surprised three Baltimore County school administrators with an unexpected but great announcement. To each school’s staff, he broke the big news — Mars Estates Elementary’s Kelly O’Connell is the 2020-21 Elementary Principal of the Year; Woodlawn Middle’s Rochelle Archelus is the 2020-21 Middle School Principal of …

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 …