The Maryland State Department of Education has named seven outstanding teachers as finalists for 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year. Congratulations to our very own Ashley Gereli for being named one of the seven finalists in the running for the State title!
“Maryland’s teachers are exceptionally talented and highly-skilled professionals who drive excellence in our students and communities each and every day. As we continue to emerge from the pandemic, address learning loss and accelerate academic achievement, we recognize and respect the critical role of our educators and their far-reaching impact,” said State Superintendent of Schools Mohammed Choudhury. “Each of our local Teachers of the Year sets an unparalleled benchmark for public service, scholarship, and commitment. As we lead the implementation of the Blueprint for Maryland’s Future and transform education, this extraordinary cohort of teachers will help lead us forward.”
From a group of 24 local systems’ teachers of the year, the finalists were selected by a panel of judges representing key Maryland education organizations, and include principals, teachers, school boards, teacher unions, and representatives from higher education. All finalists were assessed on a rigorous set of state and national criteria including instructional abilities; collaboration with colleagues, students, and families; community connections, leadership and innovation in and out of the classroom; and ability to articulate education issues and beliefs.
“I extend warm congratulations to all the teachers of the year and especially to the seven finalists! Your commitment to making a difference in the lives of the children is an inspiration to your colleagues across the state. As we work to implement The Blueprint for Maryland’s Future, we look to education professionals across the state to lead the charge and guide our efforts to transform education,” said Rachel McCusker, Maryland State Board of Education Teacher Member. “The Maryland Teacher of the Year program brings together some of the strongest educators in the state to share their creative ideas and passion for educational excellence. We look forward to engagement opportunities with these outstanding educators and wish them well during this exciting year!”
The 2022-2023 Maryland Teacher of the Year will be announced on Maryland Public Television (MPT) on October 6, 2022, in a 30-minute Maryland Teacher of the Year Television Special airing at 8:00 p.m. on MPT2. The program will highlight all 24 local education agencies’ Teachers of the Year and culminate in the naming of the 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
The selected Maryland Teacher of the Year will go on to compete for the esteemed National Teacher of the year Award. Maryland’s Teacher of the Year will represent the teaching profession and spend the coming year as an educational speaker, ambassador and advisor.
Congratulations, Ms. Gereli!! Best of luck in the state competition!
This is important information for families with students in first grade through twelfth grade.
For over 20 years, HCPS school counselors have administered needs assessments. The results of the assessment are used to determine how HCPS staff can provide more direct, and specific supports to our students. In the past, we have not sent a communication making families aware of the upcoming needs assessment, but we understand that some families would like to know more about how HCPS collects information to better support your student in school. We hope you will encourage your child to share their true thoughts and feelings as we look to provide as supportive and nurturing a school environment as possible for all students.
Students do not have to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment with the school counselor and can let their school counselor know if they do not want to participate. You may also send an email to your student’s school counselor to make them aware if you do not want your child to participate in the Wellness Needs Assessment.
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The 2023-2024 HCPS School Year Operational Calendar was presented to the Board of Education at the September 19, 2022 Board Business meeting. The Board will accept feedback on the proposed calendar for 60 days. At the conclusion of the 60 days of public comment, the calendar committee will review feedback received, determine if adjustments are needed to the proposed calendar, then present a final draft of the calendar to the Board of Education in December for a vote. You can view the calendar presentation from the Board of Education meeting in its entirety here.
After reviewing the presentation, click here to review the proposed calendar and provide your support of the proposed calendar or your suggested edits.
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