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“Every Page Tells Our Story”
May 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
“Every Page Tells Our Story” Building The Future .
Join us on May 7th at the Sheraton Baltimore North in Towson for a book signing/speaker event, showcasing the history of Baltimore County Public Schools.
TICKETS are on Sale now!
Seating is limited. $5.00 per ticket.
Master of Ceremonies
Sean McComb of BCPS, National Teacher of the Year 2014
Mr. McComb will conduct a casual conversation with our guest speakers, capturing the essence of Baltimore County Public Schools past, present and future. The discussion will be followed by light refreshments and a book signing by the author. Learn more about our accomplished Master of Ceremonies HERE !
Mr. E. Farrell Maddox, Author & retired BCPS Art Supervisor
Dr. Robert Dubel, retired BCPS Superintendent, 1976 to 1992
Dr. S. Dallas Dance, BCPS Superintendent, 2012 – current
Author E. Farrell Maddox takes us on an historical journey that started in 1993, when he as young man, and his remarkable grandmother climbed a fence and then a hill to find an abandoned building. It was the schoolhouse she attended as a young child. Flooded with memories and with tears trickling down her cheek, she inspired E. Farrell Maddox to write “Building the Future”.
Building the Future takes you on a two hundred and seventy six page journey showcasing the history of Baltimore County Public Schools in a way that has never been done before. Through a compilation of stories, photos, and testimonials, the full-color commemorative book describes the school system’s growth—and occasional growing pains—and how Baltimore County Public Schools ultimately rose from their humble beginnings in 1732, to a school system renowned for both its stability and innovation.
Author‘s Motivations for Creating Building the Future:
“The story of how this came to be dates back to 1993. One day, my remarkable grandmother invited me to climb a fence and then a hill with her. When we reached the top, she pointed to an abandoned building. Her face filled with amazement as she showed me the schoolhouse she attended as a young child. I could see that she was being flooded with memories, as tears trickled down her cheek. I felt honored to be there with her at such a beautiful site and to learn more about her educational legacy.
Two decades later, I found myself experiencing similar feelings as I participated on celebration-planning committees for anniversaries of two high schools. The process invigorated me so much that I began traveling around our county, gathering bits and pieces of history about all our schools. I wanted to know more about those who designed them, built them, worked in them and learned in them. Finally, I realized that I had captured enough magical moments and decades of history to create this book, “Building the Future.”
Author ~ Edward Farrell Maddox
A limited number of Building the Future commemorative books will be available 20% discount when purchased at the event on Sunday May 7th. You can also purchase your ticket online HERE at the regular purchase price of $150.
Join us as we continue building the future for generations to come. You can make an impact in the future of Baltimore County Public Schools.
Proceeds are awarded to 21st Century Instructional Initiative Grants to BCPS schools and provide post-secondary scholarship opportunities to students with Baltimore County Public Schools through The Education Foundation of BCPS, Inc. as well as support for collections and programs of The Historical Society of Baltimore County.