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Release Date: 10/22/2019
Contact: Brandon Oland, 443.809.5908

BCPS administrator to moderate panel on preparing students for employment

Two BCPS educators featured on panel

What: Douglas Handy, director of career and technical education and fine arts for Baltimore County Public Schools, will serve as moderator of Build Your Path Presents: Building Connections: Bringing Employers and Educators Together. Handy will moderate a panel discussion exploring how educators are preparing students for employment and connecting them to opportunities for internships, summer jobs, and permanent positions. Panel members will include Shandria Proctor, Construction Design and Management teacher at Milford Mill Academy, and William (Bill) Plantholt, work-based learning coordinator and former electrical construction trades teacher at Sollers Point Technical High School. The event is hosted by the Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation. Tickets for the event, available on Eventbrite, range from $20 for educators to $55 or $65 for business leaders.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 19, from 3:30 – 6 p.m.

Where: Morgan State University - CBEIS Building
5201 Perring Parkway, 21214

Background: Handy has been in his current position with BCPS since August 2017. Prior to that, Handy served in the Office of CTE as coordinator and a curriculum supervisor.

Before joining BCPS, Handy was a CTE specialist with the Maryland State Department of Education and a teacher in Howard County Public Schools. Prior to embarking on a career in education, he worked as a manufacturing process engineer for six years.

Handy, who lives in Baltimore City, holds a Maryland educator certificate with technology education and administrator I and II endorsements; a Master of Science degree in curriculum and instruction with a concentration in administrative leadership from McDaniel College; and a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering from North Carolina Agricultural & Technical State University.

In April, Handy, was honored by the Maryland State Department of Education Division of Career and College Readiness with the CTE Awards of Excellence Outstanding Secondary Change Agent Award.

Under Handy’s leadership, the BCPS CTE program has developed a five-year plan to ensure that programs are equitably located throughout the county; partnered with the Office of Magnet Programs and LifeBridge Health to launch the school system’s first health science careers middle school program; and expanded five CTE programs of study to additional sites.

Handy, in 2018, was honored with the Jim Hanneman Memorial Award for the Association for Career and Technical Education Region I. In 2013, Handy received the Outstanding Local Supervisor Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators’ Council for Supervision and Leadership. He served as president of the Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Maryland during the 2010-2011 school year, and he received that organization’s Leadership Award in 2010.

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