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Well deserved: Students and teachers are recognized for their accomplishments

The awards, rewards and moments to soar keep coming!

Not only are City Schools students learning…

Not only are City Schools educators teaching…

Not only are City Schools administrators leading…

… they’re being recognized for their accomplishments with prestigious awards, honors and acknowledgements.

Maree G. Faring Elementary School in the Brooklyn neighborhood and Claremont Middle High School in East Baltimore were two of the 102 schools across the country awarded a $10,000 grant from code.org. Code.org’s 10th Annual Hour of Code program recognizes schools who are working hard to recover from the challenges of the past fewStudent award years and supports their goals to establish or expand access to computer science.

Baltimore City College student Zoe Ayers received the Native American Youth of The Year Award from the Governor's Office. Zoe is from the Coharie and Lumbee Tribes. See her photo here >>>>>>>> 

Erin Nutsugah, a teacher at Baltimore Design School in the Greenmount West community, was awarded a Simon McNeely Award from Society of Health and Physical Educators of Maryland. Winners are selected for their outstanding teaching, innovations and service in health, physical education, recreation or dance.

Kristine Sieloff, the English for Speakers of Other Languages content lead at Digital Harbor High School in the Federal Hill/Riverside neighborhood, has been awarded a Fulbright Teachers for Global Classrooms Fellowship for the current school year! This yea-rlong professional learning experience and short-term international exchange helps educators from the United States develop skills to prepare students for a competitive global economy. 

Students poseForest Park High School student Jaden Payne won first place in the 2022 Jefferson Lecture essay competition sponsored by the National Humanities Alliance and the National Council of Teachers of English. The Jefferson Lecture program is an annual event to consider how the humanities help address society’s most pressing challenges; after attending a lecture in November on “The Question of Reparations: Our Past, Our Present, Our Future,” students were asked to reflect on the lecture and the case for reparations more generally.

Among the many acknowledgments following her selection as the 2022-23 Maryland Teacher of the Year, Berol Dewdney, pre-K teacher at The Commodore John Rodgers School in Butchers Hill, was interviewed in December on National Public Radio’s Here & Now broadcast. A highlight from the interview: “I think about my kids… they're the real teachers of the year. They bring the leadership, and the love and the joy. It's our life's greatest privilege to elevate their power and to work with their families. And this platform, this space, is completely theirs.”

The Maryland Society for Technology Education (MSTE) named Jessica Lemmo its November Digital Learning Showcase Recipient. Jessica is a library media specialist and instructional technology coach at Windsor Hills Elementary/Middle School. The MSTE cited her “high quality instruction, pedagogy, and a passion for student learning” in making the award.

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