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April 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Hallie Wells Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

An English teacher from Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, has been named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Madeline Hanington, who has taught at the school since 2016, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Thursday night at BlackRock Center for the […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Three Teacher of the Year Finalists

Montgomery County Public Schools announced its three finalists for the 2019–2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund: Maura Backenstoe from Burning Tree Elementary School, Madeline Hanington from Hallie Wells Middle School, and Teak Bassett from Clarksburg High School. Congratulations also to Brendan Kelly, instrumental music teacher at Albert Einstein High School, and […]

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February 7, 2019 | Jasmine Boyd

Blair High School to Offer Hip-Hop History Class

A new hip-hop history and culture course will be introduced to students at Montgomery Blair High School in the fall of 2019. This class is reported to be the “first of its kind” at Montgomery Blair and was created by social studies teacher Kenneth Smith. In this new course, Smith hopes to teach students about […]

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February 4, 2019 | Staff Writer

MCPS Teacher Killed in Single-Car Crash in Olney

A Montgomery County Public Schools teacher died in a single-vehicle crash in Olney on Sunday morning, according to a Montgomery County police statement. Police identified the driver as Bradley Nolan Watts, 38, of the 18700 block of Olney Mill Road in Olney. Watts had been with the school system since 2003, most recently as a […]

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January 18, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher Dies in Classroom

Montgomery County Public School teacher Deanna Perucci, 24, died suddenly while teaching a class at Herbert Hoover Middle School in Potomac Thursday morning. Herbert Hoover’s principal Dr. Yong-Mi Kim sent a letter home to families. According to Kim, Perucci’s “passing was the result of a medical emergency.” MCPS has already started offering support to students present […]

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March 26, 2015 | Krista Brick and Sonya Burke

Germantown Mom Gives Birth to Baby Boy on I-270 (PHOTOS)

UPDATED Baby Jacob gives new meaning to rush hour. His mom, Amanda Nelson, gave birth to him along Interstate 270 near Shady Grove Road at 3:50 a.m. today, with the help of her husband, Jon, and a 9-1-1 operator. In the excitement of the early morning delivery, her husband missed the exit to the hospital […]

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