Baltimore County Public Schools named two women as Principals of the Year and one woman as Teacher of the Year for 2019 Wednesday night.
Kristen Nielsen, a Middle River resident, teaches English language arts at Crossroads Center and serves on the school’s equity team. Before that, she worked as a teacher at Eastern Technical High.
Monica Sample, from Overlea High School, and Charlene Behnke from Honeygo Elementary School, were named as Principals of the Year; the award is divided between elementary school and middle/high school principals.
“I am so fortunate to work in a school that has been embraced by our entire community,” Behnke said during the award ceremony.
Sample said she was “humbled and honored” to receive the award from the school system.