The Greater Catonsville Chamber of Commerce will host its second annual Outstanding Teacher Awards event on the Catonsville campus of the Community College of Baltimore County Thursday, April 25, at 5:30 p.m. with Dallas Dance, superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools, the guest speaker.
The chamber's awards are:
Platinum sponsor: CCBC-Catonsville
Gold sponsors: Huntington Learning Center; Team 12 A: State Sen. Ed Kasemeyer, Del. Stephen DeBoy, Del. James Malone; Patient First
Silver sponsors: Coldwell Banker Catonsville; Mindgrub Technologies;
Gift sponsor: McDonald's Catonsville.
The chamber's Education Committee chose the winners of this year's Outstanding Teachers Awards from the list of finalists in each grade level and in each category.
The nominees and finalists chosen by each school were:
Distinguished Service Finalists
Barbara Bates: Catonsville Middle School teacher, PTSA member
Debbie Stephens: Catonsville High School class advisor, sponsor National Merit Honor Society
Teams That Make a Difference Finalists
Arbutus Middle School cafeteria team: Julie Long, cafeteria manager
St. Mark Home & School Association
Catonsville Middle School English department
Catonsville High School special education team: Paul Newman, Bryan Burns, Joel Miller
Outstanding Teacher Nominees and Finalists
Elementary School Division
Catonsville Elementary nominations: Deborah Cohen, grade five (finalist) and Mary Elliott
Hillcrest Elementary nominations: Denise Reitz, grade one (finalist), Tania Myers, Kristina Toth, Karen Stakem