Educator of the Month
We honor an educator in our school system who works tirelessly to make reading and the love of learning part of the culture of Glen Burnie High School. Andrea Sporre, Library Media Specialist, sees the mission of the library media center as a source of exploration, discovery and learning. She is the acknowledged technology leader at her school and she shares her technology expertise to empower her students. Ms. Sporre passionately promotes technology, reading, her students, her school, and the library profession.
As the Library Media Specialist at Glen Burnie High, Andrea develops relationships with all departments in the school, as she helps teachers integrate media and technology into their classes. She has worked with the Physical Education Department and the English Department on the “Champion Reading” program, where student athletes visit surrounding elementary schools and read to students. Working collaboratively with the Social Studies Department she developed a History Honor Society; and she also works closely with the ESOL teachers to provide learning opportunities and materials for English Language Learners.
Andrea Sporre is a master teacher who plans and delivers highly effective instruction to her students. She accomplishes this goal by planning with teachers to ensure that her media instruction supports content standards and objectives. She brings a love of learning to her instruction and clearly demonstrates her ability to work across content areas and curricular demands. Technology is incorporated seamlessly into her instruction. She uses technology to empower her students to take control of their learning. As a former AVID coordinator, she is well versed in teaching students the skills and behaviors they need for academic success and in forging strong student/teacher relationships.
Andrea is the broadcasting and website lead for her school. Her media website provides an easy portal to library resources, research tips, makerspace, summer reading information, her quarterly newsletter, and her twitter feed. She is dedicated to promoting the love of reading and the use of technology to engage her students and guide them toward academic success.
Ms. Sporre has a positive attitude and is generous, caring and sensitive to the needs of others. She is a forward thinker who sees the big picture and is recognized at both the school and district level as an exceptional teacher and leader.
Andrea Sporre – in a self-created environment which is conducive to learning, your library program promotes the concepts of open access to information, intellectual freedom and lifelong learning. And for these reasons and more the Board of Education is pleased to recognize you as Educator of the Month for June 2019. Congratulations!
2019 Teacher of the Year
Degrees and Certifications:
2019-2020 Maryland State Teacher of the Year Finalist
Third Grade Teacher, South Shore Elementary School
"This whole year, I have felt a tremendous amount of gratitude for the career we get to be a part of and the students’ lives we get to be a part of,” Beilstein told the crowd moments after her name was announced. “Every time I walk through my school I am in awe of my colleagues and I know the amazing things we do for our students every day. I am just so grateful to represent the greatness that is in our county.”