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Howard County instructor named Maryland Teacher of the Year
Howard County instructor named Maryland Teacher of the Year

A Howard County high school teacher who was raised in a family of educators and turned to the profession as a second career was named the state's Teacher of the Year Friday. Jody Zepp, 54, of Owings Mills, was born in Baltimore and grew up in Westminster, the youngest of four. She worked in the entertainment industry, including as a box office manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, before returning to Maryland to teach at the age of 38. "It was a vocation and a calling," said Zepp, who graduated from McDaniel College and holds a masters degree in political science from the Maxwell School at Syracuse University. "I sort of ran away toward home." At Hammond...

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