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January 22, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

National Educator of the Year Shares Message for his Students

Sean Pang, English and media arts teacher at Rockville High School, won the 2019 Claes Nobel Educator of the Year Award. He is one of 10 recipients across the U.S. He says his vulnerability and honesty helps his students trust him. Pang received a $1,000 grant, which he plans to use to film a documentary […]

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November 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Police Investigate Magruder Teacher for ‘Inappropriate Conduct’ with Student

A teacher at Colonel Zadok Magruder High School in Derwood is on administrative leave because of “allegations of inappropriate conduct” with a student, according to Leroy Evans, principal at Magruder. Evans sent the Magruder community an email about the allegations Monday, and noted that Montgomery County Public Schools “is fully cooperating with Montgomery County Police […]

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September 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hallie Wells Educator Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Madeline Hanington, a staff development teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, is a finalist for the 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award. Hanington, named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year in April at the annual Champions for Children celebration, is continuing to earn recognition as an educator, as […]

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June 6, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Blair Ewing Principal Communicates to Families Regarding Teacher’s Death

A Montgomery County school teacher was discovered deceased at her home in Clinton, Md. Monday night. Anika Browne taught at the Blair Ewing Center in Rockville. The Prince George’s police are investigating Browne’s death as a “domestic-related murder/suicide.” In a letter sent home to the families, Principal Damien Ingram described Browne as a teacher who […]

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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Special Education Teacher Found Dead in PG County Home

Anika Browne, 46, a Montgomery County Public Schools special education teacher at Blair Ewing Center in Rockville, was found dead at her home in Clinton, Md. on Monday night. We are on the scene of a death investigation in the 5800 block of E. Boniwood Turn. PIO is on the scene. pic.twitter.com/R7U9kuTixE — PGPDNEWS (@PGPDNews) […]

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May 13, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Richard Montgomery, Churchill Students Named Presidential Scholars

Two Montgomery County Public Schools seniors were recognized among 161 students as U.S. Presidential Scholars. Both Garyk Brixi of Winston Churchill High School and Addele Hargenrader of Richard Montgomery High School were selected by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars for their successes based on academics, the arts, transcripts, community service, leadership, essays, leadership, […]

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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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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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December 12, 2018 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know for Dec. 12 in Montgomery County

It’s Wednesday, Dec. 12., Christmas is in 13 days, and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. Wondering what to do about PSAT scores?: Aaron Golumbfskie, the education director at PrepMatters is answering PSAT questions to help parents and students understand what kind of testing they need to focus on when it comes to […]

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