Educators Earn 5 State-Level Awards

Five Baltimore County Public Schools educators have earned statewide honors from the Maryland Art Education Association. In addition, the BCPS Office of Visual Arts has selected eight district-level award winners.

State- and district-level awards will be presented during the 2023 MAEA Award Ceremony. The virtual
event will take place on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. (Those interested in attending must RSVP online to
receive a Zoom link to the event.)

“We are so proud of the dedicated professionals being honored by the Maryland Art Education Association and our own Office of Visual Arts,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams.

“Our talented visual arts educators inspire and challenge our students and contribute to their academic and personal growth in countless ways.”

The BCPS statewide award winners are from local schools:

Maryland Elementary Art Educator of the Year
Kristen Filipovich, Sandy Plains Elementary School

Maryland Emeritus Art Educator of the Year Award
Edward Maddox, retired from the Office of Visual Arts, now teaching at Chase Elementary

BCPS Novice Elementary Art Educator of the Year
Alexis Windwer, Martin Boulevard Elementary School

BCPS Career High School Art Educator of the Year
Pam Ehrenreich, Chesapeake High School

BCPS Educator as Practicing Artist Award

Jeffrey Cook, Golden Ring Middle School

BCPS Art Advocacy Administrator of the Year
Lori Hutchinson, Middlesex Elementary School

Benjamin Joseph

Benjamin Joesph has covered news in Eastern Baltimore County since 2006. He started as a reporter with the original East County Times in 2006. He started East Baltco News and later in 2022.