Educator of the Month

  • Educator of the Month

    Our November 2023 Educator of the Month has been a dedicated education in Anne Arundel County Public schools for over 20 years. She approaches every year like it is her first. In her classroom, she incorporates the most effective and innovative strategies that reach all students. Her teaching style and strategies are responsive to the students she teaches. From starting the day with a mindful moment and community circles to STEM infused literacy activities, learning is F.U.N. in Ms. Norris’ class.

    Sheila Norris implements the district’s curriculum and programs with her own outstanding touch and is committed to helping her Kindergarten colleagues at Hillsmere Elementary School, as their team leader. She is a collaborator, mentor, and friend to many in the Hillsmere community. She is always looking to fine-tune her teaching craft and help all her students realize and reach their potential.

    A parent said this about Ms. Norris, “ We are so grateful to have Ms. Norris in our lives…, She never once presented our students challenges as a problem, but as a way for them to spend more time together. He never once felt singled out or different. If anything, he felt very special.”

    Ms. Norris volunteers her time to help plan and support the school’s reading vision by actively participating in evening reading nights and schoolwide incentives. She leads Lego Club to engage students in afterschool programs.

    Ms. Sheila Norris, your students, both current and former, feel “lucky” to have had you as their teacher. One parent said, “Hillsmere is full of many beloved teachers, but Ms. Norris has made impressions that will last deeply into the lives of her students.”

    The Board of Education is honored to recognize Ms. Norris as the Educator of the Month for November 2023. We thank her for being a wonderful asset to Anne Arundel County Public Schools. Congratulations!