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by Kara Eppel, Baltimore County Office of Communications Intern

It’s almost summer, and for every Baltimore County elementary, middle, and high school student that means school’s out. Looking out of the window in June, kids cannot stop thinking about the warm weather, blue sky, and bright sun. Students fantasize about their upcoming summer plans, like attending camps, vacationing at Ocean City beaches and hanging out with friends. Captivated by their daydreams, these students sometimes forget about the person still trying to teach in the front of their classroom, the Baltimore County Public School teacher.

Teachers have impacted all of our lives. From teaching our elementary schoolers how to add and subtract, to educating high schoolers about the romance of Shakespeare, BCPS teachers have taught our newest generation much of what they know. BCPS teachers have stood by their students’ sides as they cried on the first day of kindergarten for “mommy and daddy to come back,” all the way to graduation when their grown students accepted their high school diplomas.

Elaine Coletta, a math teacher at Baltimore County Rosedale Center, says “Teaching is not just my profession, it’s my passion. Tailoring my teaching style and methods to enable a child to achieve at their best is what I love most about the career I chose.”

BCPS teachers also inspire their students.

I’m sure many people remember their favorite grade school teachers, and some even keep in touch. Personally, I am privileged to still visit my favorite high school teacher.

We don’t just remember these teachers because they taught us English, math, or history. We appreciate them because they fostered a relationship that impacted our education and helped shape us as individuals.

So students, please stop drumming your fingers, tapping your feet, and clicking your pens in an attempt to demonstrate your impatience for summer to begin. Before you leave school or before you pick up your kids that one last time, please thank your Baltimore County Public School teachers for their dedication and inspiration.  

Cherish the time you have left at school, because the connections you create and the knowledge you receive from your BCPS teachers can last you a lifetime.  

Revised October 16, 2020               
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