Teacher of the Year

If it takes a village to help raise a child, that village must include great teachers. In honoring an outstanding educator each year, Baltimore County Public Schools celebrates all 8,850 teachers who make a positive difference in the lives of our students.

New Town High School educator Orly Mondell chosen as 2015-16 BCPS Teacher of the Year

Teacher of the Year


Orly Mondell, an 11-year educator who teaches social studies and serves as the Grade 9 coordinator at New Town High School in Owings Mills, is Baltimore County’s newest Teacher of the Year.

Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance named Mondell the 2015-16 Baltimore County Teacher of the Year during a ceremony this evening at George Washington Carver Center for Arts and Technology in Towson.

“Orly Mondell brings an energy and dedication to her classroom and to her students that is rare and exceptional," Dr. Dance said. “She understands that great teaching is all about making connections and creating bonds between student and teacher. She reaches her students the same way she reaches her own children – with caring, with patience, with high expectations, and with love. It is inspiring to see her ferocious commitment to her students and their success. Congratulations to her and to all of our 154 nominated teachers and finalists."

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