Brian Powell of Kenwood High School was named the BCPS High School Principal of the Year. This is his seventh year at the Essex high school and his 15th year working for BCPS.
Powell was also announced as BCPS 2020-21 High School Principal of the Year.
Both Principal and Assistant Principal of the Year were chosen after asking BCPS students and their families, staff, and the public for nominations, which were then considered by the staff and leadership of the Education Foundation of Baltimore County, Inc. In all, BCPS received 1,043 nominations for Principal of the Year and 791 for Assistant Principal of the Year.
Nicole Bridges of Towson High School was named Assistant Principal of the Year and Beverly Folkoff, a special education teacher of children in Grades 3-5 at Relay Elementary School in Halethorpe, was named the 2023-24 Teacher of the Year for Baltimore
County Public Schools.
“Baltimore County Public Schools is blessed to have so many exemplary educators like Beverly Folkoff serving our children, but we are also fortunate to have strong leadership by our school administrators like Brian Powell and Nicole Bridges and throughout our organization, all dedicated to providing the very best educational experiences and opportunities for each child
in our schools,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams.
“Congratulations to all those who we recognized and celebrated today at our Champions for Children gala. We cannot thank them enough for the talent and dedication they bring every day to the mission of serving our students.”