Educator of the Month

  • It’s teacher appreciation week! While we will only focus on one teacher this afternoon, we have tremendous gratitude for ALL our teachers in Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Thank you for all that you have done over the last year and continue to do for the students.

    Edmund “Jim” Guest serves the students of Van Bokkelen Elementary School. He is an E-Coach which means he develops unified and productive methods for teachers to initiate virtual learning for students. He has taken the time to build fun and interesting lessons that motivate students to engage, participate, and learn.

    Mr. Guest uses coaching strategies and provides clear and useful information for the staff of Van Bokkelen to support students in virtual learning. His methods have helped to teach the students online with great ease. He is readily available as a sounding board for the development of great ideas and always willing to listen and help others bolster their ideas.

    The students at Van Bokkelen love STEM and appreciate their science teacher. They enjoy building backpacks out of cardboard, designing ideas on paper or participating in a Nearpod lesson. Mr. Guest you always build fun lessons and reward students with a positive referral or Eagle Ticket, whether it is virtual or in-building teaching, you are appreciated in the Van Bokkelen Community!

    Jim Guest, congratulations on being chosen as this month’s Educator of the Month!

       

2019 Teacher of the Year

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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.