Articles for Vision 2018 – Goal 2: Staff

Teacher Leads the Way in Technology and Engineering Education

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Veteran technology education and engineering teacher Roy Rosnik helps students from around the county discover their engineering interests and potential through the PLTW Aerospace Academy.

Occupational Therapy Head Ensures Students are Classroom- and #LifeReady

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Joan Ogaitis works to remove learning barriers for students, so they can succeed in the classroom and ultimately in life.

Spanish for Educators Boosts Understanding and Connections

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The professional development series helps teachers better connect with our growing Spanish-speaking population, leading toward better engagement and giving families more of a “voice” at school.

New IEQ Coordinator Gets Schools to Their Healthiest

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Greg Maciulla manages the new HCPSS IEQ protocols, as laid out by the IEQ Advisory Committee last year.

Giving Back as BSAP Specialist

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Patricia Branner-Pierce’s inspiration to support students and their families comes from growing up in East Harlem. She credits her mentors—like those in the BSAP—with changing the direction of her life.

Special Education Paraeducator Supports Kids In and Out of the Classroom

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Jerard Rucker supports the growth of his students who have social, emotional or learning challenges as a special education paraeducator at Hammond Elementary School. Rucker also takes his passion for working with kids outside the classroom through basketball coaching and training.

Saddling Up for Safety with the Bus “Roadeo”

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Safety remains the number one priority for HCPSS transportation. One way the school system supports bus safety is through its annual bus driver and attendant training.

Elementary World Language Teacher, HCPSS Alumna Gives Back

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Bryant Woods Elementary School teacher Kimberly Morales, a Wilde Lake High School alumna, has grown professionally here through a variety of HCPSS educator positions. Now Morales enjoys preparing her students for the future with proficiency in a second language, while giving back to the Howard County community.

New Cohort of Teacher Leaders Step Forward

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Twenty-seven staff members will take part in this year’s cohort of Leaders of Professional Learning. The teacher leaders will positively impact their schools by leading yearlong Professional Learning Communities, or collaborative groups of teachers working toward school improvement goals.