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

Teachers of Promise Institute Set for Friday, April 17

For Immediate Release                                                      

Contact: Bill Reinhard, 410-767-0486, Dr. Darla Strouse, 410-302-0263 (day of event)

Baltimore, MD (April 14, 2015)

More than 225 award-winning teacher and Maryland university students in education will get together this Friday with some of the top graduating seniors from State’s colleges and universities for the ninth annual Teachers of Promise Institute. 

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
                       Kristen Slavin, national director of sales, SMART Technologies
                       Jody Zepp, 2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year
                       Joshua Parker, 2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year
                       Michael Bell, 2005 Anne Arundel Teacher of the Year
                       Maryland Educators and Education Students

WHEN:          9 a.m.
                      Friday, April 17

WHERE:       BWI Marriott Hotel
                      1743 W. Nursery Road
                       Linthicum, MD  21090