Maryland Teacher of the Year 2019-2020

MRSPA congratulates the South Shore Elementary School third grade teacher Teresa Beilstei, named the 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education. State Superintendent Dr. Karen Salmon made the announcement at MSDE’s annual awards banquet at Martin’s West in Baltimore.

“This profession is truly an honor,” Beilstein said moments after the announcement was made. “It is the intersection of my passion and purpose. I am so lucky to have a career that fulfills me as a person. It’s more than I could ever ask for and I’m honored to represent my colleagues across the state.”

A National Board Certified Teacher, Beilstein not only did her student teaching at South Shore, but also has spent her entire seven-year career there.

She is known as a teacher who quickly builds relationships with colleagues, students, and parents. She views it, in fact, as the most important ingredient to her healthy classroom.

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