Ms. Emily Waugh

(Maryvale Preparatory School) Approaching Teaching as a Learner Ms. Emily Waugh, a 2003 graduate of Maryvale, joined the faculty at Maryvale Preparatory School five years ago.  She is the quintessential example of Maryvale’s impact on her as a woman and learner.  Maryvale’s mission is to instill a love of learning and a sense of confidence...
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Mrs. Jennifer Oshenska

(School of the Incarnation) Creating Coding Experts   Tynker is an educational programming platform aimed at teaching children how to create games and programs. Instead of typing the source code, they visually drag blocks of code and snap them together. The technology teachers at School of the Incarnation use Tynker to help our students learn to...
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Mrs. Loreta Bradunas

(Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School) An Exceptional Teacher Mrs. Loreta Bradunas is an innovative middle school teacher with 23 years of experience at Our Lady of Hope/St. Luke School in the Dundalk community.  You will find Mrs. Bradunas all around the school, active with all students regardless of their grade level. She patiently works...
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Mrs. Mary Trompeter

(Maryvale Preparatory School) Innovative Teaching Leads to Student Success Mrs. Trompeter is in her 4th year at Maryvale and currently serves as the Director of the St. Julie Billiart Program. Being a graduate of an all-girls Catholic school, Mrs. Trompeter understands the value of single-sex education rooted in Catholic faith.  Coming from an all-girls school helped...
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Dr. Judy Campbell

(Mount de Sales Academy) Making Latin Memorable Dr. Judy Campbell, Foreign Language Department Chair at Mount de Sales Academy (MDSA), makes learning Latin memorable for students by utilizing a total participation learning technique she calls, “Latin Lap-booking.” Dr. Campbell says “it’s like scrapbooking, but with grammar notes and other course content.” In her classes, students take notes...
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Mr. Tim Miller

(The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen) The Magnificent Mr. Miller Mr. Tim Miller, from The School of the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen (SCMOQ) in Baltimore, says he knew he was destined to be a teacher when he was in 6th grade because he loved learning and loved helping others learn too. Mr....
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Mrs. Rosanna Rensberger

(St. John Regional Catholic School) Commitment and Dedication Foster Love of Learning Mrs. Rosanna Rensberger, from St. John Regional Catholic School (SJRCS) in Frederick, wears a variety of hats, and puts her heart and soul into everything she does.  Mrs. Rensberger is the QUEST teacher at SJRCS, which is a program that recognizes the gifts...
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Mrs. Cheryl Schrull

(St. Philip Neri School) Putting Faith Into Action Mrs. Cheryl Schrull, a Social Studies teacher at St. Philip Neri School helps inspire her students by encouraging them put their faith into action. Mrs. Schrull recently integrated Catholicism into her Social Studies classes, by organizing a can good drive, while learning about world hunger. One of...
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Mr. Rance Denton

(Maryvale Preparatory School) Creating a Supportive Community Mr. Rance Denton, an 11th grade English and Journalism teacher at Maryvlae Preparatory School, strives to create a supportive community within his classroom. In Mr. Denton’s English classes, he runs a Writing Support Workshop.  In a circular group, students share their writings and articulate their feelings on the...
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Mrs. Kara Sherman

(St. Francis of Assisi School) Flexible Seating Leads to Classroom Success Mrs. Kara Sherman, a fourth grade teacher at St. Francis of Assisi School in Baltimore, helps students reach their full potential by implementing flexible seating in her classroom. Mrs. Sherman, who was hired as a new teacher to St. Francis this year, immediately immersed...
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Ms. Kathie Jefferson

(Our Lady of Mt. Carmel) Encouraging Students Through Collaboration Ms. Kathie Jefferson, a second grade teacher at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel school in Middle River, encourages students to reach their full potential by providing a collaborative classroom atmosphere. Students in Ms. Jefferson’s class work together, using hands-on learning to participate in engaging STEM engineering...
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Mrs. Renie Brown

(Calvert Hall) Demonstrating Dedication to Students and Extracurricular Activities Mrs. Renie Brown, Algebra II, Honors Programming, and AP Computer Science instructor at Calvert Hall,  has been a leader in infusing technology into her classroom.  Her goal is to give students the best individualized experience by using whatever is needed to differentiate within the classroom.  As Calvert...
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