TOWSON – Missy Fanshaw, principal at Rodgers Forge Elementary School, and Sandra Reid, principal at Pikesville High School, were named the Elementary and Secondary Principals of the Year at last night’s Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year Ceremony.
“Missy and Sandra are two of the most enthusiastic and dedicated school leaders I have ever met,” said Superintendent S. Dallas Dance. “These two ladies exemplify the importance of having steadfast and committed leaders at each schoolhouse in Baltimore County. Both have created a cohesive and energetic school culture while emphasizing growth and student achievement.”
In addition to Fanshaw and Reid, four other finalists were honored during Wednesday’s ceremony. They are:
- Kevin Connelly, Villa Cresta Elementary School
- Lois Stokes, Randallstown Elementary School
- Harvey Chambers, Windsor Mill Middle School
- Marquis Dwarte, Overlea High School
The Principal of the Year program is in its fourth year and was begun by Dr. Dance. The selection process depends upon nominations from the schools. This is the first year that BCPS has honored both an elementary and a secondary principal of the year.
Principals of the Year receive a variety of awards and gifts from the school system, the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, and Baltimore County’s business community. The BCPS Teacher and Principal of the Year program thanks the Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools and NTA Life for their support. The Education Foundation of Baltimore County would like to thank its partners: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Boscov’s, Brick Bodies, Farrell Maddox, Genesee Valley Outdoor Learning, Imagine Easy Solutions, LLC, Jean Blosser, Lakeshore Learning, LEGO Education, Lifetouch, Miss Shirley’s Café, Misti Burmeister, Ocean Pride, Office Depot/Office Max, Padonia Park Club, Richard Patenaude, Santoni’s Marketplace and Catering, Smyth Jewelers, The Carr Advisory Group, and Under Armour.