Educator of the Month

  • Educator of the MonthMs. Graham is a master of organization and the epitome of a team player. In her role as Team Lead, Ms. Graham has created weekly video newsletters for our parents and students. Her weekly videos highlight students of the week, student birthdays, upcoming events, and how-to tutorial videos for families. Mrs. Graham has single­ handedly taken on the role of organizing our fall and spring parent-teacher conferences for our interdisciplinary teams. Ms. Graham is thoughtful and carefully plans for all the logistical challenges that no one else wants to tackle. For instance, she has created a spreadsheet to track students by day, class, teacher, and time. Ms. Graham is our go-to person who gets the job done, no questions asked.

    Ms. Graham is a superior technology liaison for Chesapeake Bay Middle School. If a teacher emails her a concern, Mrs. Graham will create a personalized tutorial video and respond to the teacher within an hour to solve the problem remotely. Her well­thought-out and easy to follow tutorials highlight her mastery as an educator.

    Intuitive by nature, Ms. Graham anticipates the social and emotional needs of her students. Her classroom is inviting, both personally and physically, with string lights setting a relaxing scene. Her confident and patient manner creates an atmosphere where students feel safe to spread their wings both academically and socially. For our hybrid students, Mrs. Graham designed and installed hand-washing stations for students to wash their hands before they eat lunch.

    From designing outstanding science lessons to sending email reminders that we all needed, Mrs. Graham has made this unusual school year a better one to navigate. And for that, Maggie, Chesapeake Bay Middle School is beyond grateful to you. 

2019 Teacher of the Year



Degrees and Certifications:

Teresa Beilstein

2019-2020 Maryland State Teacher of the Year

Third Grade Teacher, South Shore Elementary School

"This profession is truly an honor. It is the intersection of my passion and purpose. I am so lucky to have a career that fulfills me as a person. It’s more than I could ever ask for and I’m honored to represent my colleagues across the state.”

Press Release

Ms. Beilstein shares her story with the Faces of AACPS.