volume 67 - issue 6 - June 2017
SMECO honors math and science teachers
SMECO and the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties recently honored 15 local educators for their leadership in the fields of mathematics and science. Nine math teachers and six science teachers from schools in the three counties received awards.
The teachers were chosen for their outstanding performance in the areas of creativity, rapport with students, enthusiasm for teaching, professionalism, and innovative teaching methods. Over the past 26 years, SMECO has recognized more than 350 local math and science teachers.
“We’re committed to a well-educated Southern Maryland community, and we know that starts with the men and women in front of our classrooms. Well-educated students are vital for the continued success of businesses, like SMECO, because they bring valuable skills to the workplace, especially in mathematics, science and technology. Our gifted honorees understand that their jobs are about more than teaching mathematics and science. It’s about teaching things like character, imagination, and resilience. They display a commitment to classroom excellence and are helping to ensure that Southern Maryland schools prepare the next generation of leaders and innovators,” said Austin J. Slater, Jr., SMECO president and CEO.
Outstanding Science Teachers
Krystal Butler, Northern High School
Christina Reighard, Indian Head Elementary School; Sarah Earnshaw, North Point High School
St. Mary’s County:
Amanda Myatt, Chopticon High School; Emily Meny, Esperanza Middle School; and Karenan Smart, Chesapeake Public Charter School
Outstanding Mathematics Teachers
Cara Quade, Windy Hill Elementary School; Robert Halstead, Northern High School; and Lori Berth, Windy Hill Middle School
Erica Hughes, Mary H. Matula Elementary School; Gretchen Salopek, Thomas Stone High School; and Casey Cleary, Benjamin Stoddert Middle School
St. Mary’s County:
Robin Girard, Benjamin Banneker Elementary School; Laura Tiderman, Leonardtown High School; and Chris Adams, Esperanza Middle School