October 7, 2022



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2022-23 MARYLAND

BALTIMORE, MD (October 6, 2022) – In a celebration of Maryland academics, tonight the Maryland State Division of Training (MSDE) introduced the 2022-23 Maryland Trainer of the Yr: Berol Dewdney, a pre-kindergarten instructor at The Commodore John Rodgers College within the Baltimore Metropolis Public Colleges System.

The 2022-23 Maryland Trainer of the 12 months program was co-hosted by Brianna Ross, 2022 Maryland Trainer of the 12 months, and Denise Koch of WJZ-13 on MPT2 stations and on-line at Within the tv particular hosted by Maryland Public Tv (MPT), MSDE made the announcement whereas honoring Maryland academics and their dedication to excellence in schooling. Whereas additionally marking the thirty second 12 months of the Maryland Trainer of the Yr program, the particular showcased all 24 Maryland native Lecturers of the Yr.  Lt. Governor Boyd Ok. Rutherford and State Superintendent of Colleges Mohammed Choudhury counseled Maryland’s educators with particular messages.

“I need to congratulate Ms. Dewdney on this super achievement together with the management, educators, and college students at The Commodore John Rodgers College,” stated Governor Hogan. “Maryland’s academics are among the many finest within the nation. They play an important function in educating and provoking the subsequent technology of leaders, and I need to thank every certainly one of them for his or her dedication to public service.”

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Ms. Dewdney, who teaches pre-kindergarten, believes schooling is prime to the observe of freedom and democracy itself. Ms. Dewdney earned her bachelor’s from Colby Faculty (2013) and her grasp’s from Johns Hopkins (2015). A delegated mannequin instructor, she’s going to enter her tenth 12 months educating Pre-kindergarten at Commodore John Rodgers and serves as staff lead, Instruments of the Thoughts endorsed curriculum lead, and educational coach throughout the district.

Ms. Dewdney will go on to compete for the Nationwide Trainer of the Yr award, which will probably be introduced in April 2023. She’s going to spend the upcoming 12 months as a speaker and advisor in Maryland and also will be a part of different state winners from throughout america in packages and occasions hosted by the Nationwide Trainer of the Yr Program, together with a White Home Ceremony.

“On behalf of the Maryland State Board of Training, I lengthen honest congratulations to Ms. Dewdney and all of Maryland’s excellent educators who’re a real inspiration to their colleagues and college students,” stated State Board President Clarence C. Crawford. “Scholar achievement in Maryland begins with the devoted academics who’re integral to making sure our college students obtain a high-quality schooling and optimistic studying experiences.”

Finalists have been chosen by a panel of judges from key Maryland schooling organizations representing principals, academics, college boards, and instructor unions. Choice standards have been based mostly on a rigorous set of written narratives and interviews that included dialogue round pupil engagement, creativity in directions, improved college tradition, schooling and instruction reaching past the classroom, group collaboration, and pupil achievement outcomes.

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“On behalf of academics throughout the State of Maryland, I lengthen an excited congratulations to Ms. Dewdney and The Commodore John Rodgers College group! Ms. Dewdney’s dedication to our youngest learners makes a foundational affect on the success of their college careers and certainly, their lives,” stated State Board Member Rachel McCusker. “I do know she’s going to embrace the skilled journey forward of her, representing the State of Maryland with satisfaction as our entrant within the Nationwide Trainer of the Yr program. Congratulations to all of the native Lecturers of the Yr and thanks for the excellent belongings you do every day to construct robust, resilient minds that can form Maryland communities for years to return!”

“We all know that the only most essential school-based consider pupil success is the instructor in entrance of the classroom. Lecturers profoundly affect the optimistic trajectory of scholars’ lives, and we should acknowledge, assist and elevate these consummate professionals, who deliver their information, abilities, and fervour to lecture rooms throughout the State,” stated State Superintendent Mohammed Choudhury. “As an early childhood educator, Ms. Dewdney is setting the muse for optimistic outcomes in class and life. On behalf of the Maryland State Division of Training, congratulations on this outstanding accomplishment and thanks for the whole lot you might be doing in serving to us lead ahead the Blueprint technology.”

Ms. Dewdney was chosen from a bunch of seven excellent finalists introduced final month, who embody: Charles Whittaker, Anne Arundel County Public Colleges; Alicia Amaral Freeman, Baltimore County Public Colleges; Jonathan Kurtz, Frederick County Public Colleges; Ashley Gereli, Harford County Public Colleges; Elizabeth McDonald, Washington County Public Colleges; and Rebecca Mathews, Wicomico County Public Colleges.

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“Our college students, educators, college leaders, households and communities in Maryland are unstoppable,” stated Berol Dewdney 2022-23 Maryland Trainer of the Yr, and Commodore John Rodgers Elementary instructor in Baltimore Metropolis. “I’m eternally grateful for the consideration and privilege it’s to be taught from their management and serve alongside their revolutionary energy.  As my pre-kindergarten college students cheer day by day, ‘We’re prepared to steer!’ Maryland will lead with love and construct an equitable world that’s worthy of our pupil’s greatness by elevating their management.”

The Maryland Trainer of the Yr program is sponsored by the Maryland State Division of Training with its presenting companions, McDonalds® Household Eating places of Baltimore, and Northrop Grumman Company together with platinum sponsors: Maryland Public Tv, NTA Life/a Horace Mann Firm, and The Whiting Turner Contracting Firm. The Gold Sponsors are Baltimore Solar, Financial institution of America, Maryland State Training Affiliation, and WJZ-13.

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2022-23 Maryland Trainer of the Yr Press Launch