Parkville Middle Teacher Named Paraeducator of the Year

photo courtesy of Baltimore County Public Schools-

Education Support Professionals of Baltimore County (ESPBC) has named Meghan Anderson of Parkville Middle School as its Paraeducator of the Year.

Anderson was surprised on the job this week with award presentatons from an entourage including Baltimore County Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Myriam Rogers, Chief of Staff Mildred Charley-Greene, ESPBC President Jeannete Young, and Micah Wiggins of Parkville Middle.

Anderson has served as a paraeducator in the Regional Social-Emotional Learning Program at Parkville Middle School since 2019, where she also works as a tennis and badminton coach and co-sponsors the S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) club. Before her current role, Anderson worked at Parkville Middle as an additional assistant and at Pine Grove Elementary School as an Applied Behavior
Analysis specialist.

In his nomination of Anderson, Tyler Hagan, a math special education teacher at Parkville Middle, praised her rapport with students and ability to help them avoid crises, her collaboration with teachers,and her involvement in schoolwide activities.

Anderson is working toward a bachelor’s degree in early childhood education and special education at Bowie State University, as a member of BCPS’s Grow Our Own cohort.

She maintains a 4.0 grade point average and will begin student-teaching in the fall.
Anderson served as a member of the BCPS Safe and Supportive Environments Advisory Group.

Brianna Brinkley, an English language arts special education teacher at Parkville Middle, wrote of Anderson:

“In a program where students have more than just your basic educational needs, where they come into the classroom with their own trauma and adverse experiences, Ms. Meghan welcomes them, respects them, accepts them, and treats them as if they were her own family. She holds them accountable, offers support, and does her best to ensure that they leave middle school beter than when they came to us – providing them with a foundation for a successful future.”

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 Eastcountytimes.com in 2022.