Media Alert: Top Teachers, Promising Education Students Join In Unique Mentoring Day

Eighth Annual Teachers Of Promise Institute Set For Friday, April 11

For Immediate Release                                            Contact: William Reinhard, 410.767.0486

Baltimore, MD (April 9, 2014)

Many of Maryland’s award winning teachers will get together this week with some of the up-and-coming graduating seniors from State’s colleges and universities for the eighth annual Teachers of Promise Institute this Friday. 

Teachers of Promise is a unique mentoring program, drawing on the expertise of the State’s outstanding educators.  More than 60 award-winning teachers have been matched with promising pre-service graduating seniors and will mentor them during the spring and summer transition periods until the new teachers are placed in their schools.

WHO:             State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery
                        Tina Bjarekull, president, Maryland Independent Colleges and Universities
                        Betty Weller, president, Maryland State Education Association
                        John Conwell, vice president, Comcast
                        Sean McComb, 2014 Maryland Teacher of the Year and 2014 National
                              Teacher of the Year Finalist
                        Kimberly Oliver Burnim, 2006 Maryland and National Teacher of the Year
                        Rhonda Holmes Blankenship, 2013 Maryland Teacher of the Year and
                              National Finalist
                        Maryland Educators

WHEN:          9 a.m.
                        Friday, April 11

WHERE:       BWI Hilton Hotel
                        1739 W. Nursery Road
                        Linthicum, MD  21090

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