Howard County public school teachers were selected for four of the five Maryland Council of Teachers of Mathematics awards in 2019, including Beginning Teacher , Middle School Teacher, High School Teacher and Teacher Leader.
Nominations are now open for the Howard County Public School System Principal of the Year and Teacher of the Year awards. Nominations may be submitted by teachers, students, former students, parents, administrators or members of the general public.
The Teacher of the Year award honors excellence in teaching, and encourages creative and quality instruction. HCPSS selects one teacher to serve as the school system nominee for The Washington Post Teacher of the Year, and one as the nominee for Maryland Teacher of the Year.
The Principal of the Year award seeks to recognize those principals who go beyond the day-to-day demands of their position to create an exceptional educational environment. HCPSS selects one principal who also serves as the Howard County nominee for The Washington Post Principal of the Year.
HCPSS is in the midst of a systemwide school boundary review process, which could potentially impact any or all of our 74 comprehensive schools for the 2020-2021 school year. Following a series of public hearings and Board of Education work sessions, the Board is scheduled to take action on November 21.
Families can find online HCPSS policy and guideline updates and clarifications to ensure families and students are aware of expectations for the 2019-20 school year.
HCPSS has partnered with Gilchrist to provide grief and loss training for staff and to offer support for school communities affected by a crisis.
HCPSS took part in this year’s Howard County Farm-City Celebration with an up-close farm experience for six Harper’s Choice Middle School students, and book readings at two elementary schools by HCPSS Superintendent Michael Martirano and the Maryland Secretary of Agriculture Joseph Bartenfelder.
With a passion for teaching and for Howard County students, David Klotz helped successfully launch the Advanced Physical Science course countywide and has been key in revamping Howard High School improvement efforts.