2017 Teacher of the Year


    Each year, City Schools celebrates its great teachers with the Teacher of the Year award. Through a competitive process that includes applications, essays, and recommendations followed by interviews and classroom observations of the finalists, the candidate pool is narrowed until one teacher is surprised by district leaders in the classroom with the announcement of the winner. 

    Congratulations Justin Holbrook, City Schools' 2017 Teacher of the Year and State Teacher of the Year Finalist!  

     Justin Holbrook is a 4th-grade math and science teacher at Roland Park Elementary/Middle School. Justin was named an Outstanding Educator in Gifted and Talented Education -Teacher as a Leader by Maryland EGATE and was featured in a national documentary entitled Grey Matters regarding his instruction implementing Brain Targeted Teaching and the arts. Additionally, Justin has served as lead organizer for EdCamp Maryland hosted by MSDE and he is the founder of #BmoreEdchat, a weekly Twitter professional development discussion focused on promoting educator collaboration. Justin’s goal is to enhance nationwide professional learning through teacher story-telling and classroom experiences.