Wednesday, May 8, 2013
The Gunpowder Elementary School teacher won the inaugural Celebrate Teachers! contest hosted by the White Marsh Mall as a part of National Teacher Appreciation Week.
Her mom was a teacher. Her dad was a teacher. Her youngest sister is a teacher. Her oldest sister is a teacher. It was really just a matter of time for Gunpowder Elementary School teacher Amy Blackwell. “It’s in the family,” she said. “I fought it for a long time. But I wish that I would’ve done it right out of college.” After eight years at Gunpowder, Blackwell was recognized as a top teacher in the area by winning the Celebrate Teachers! initiative hosted by White Marsh Mall. Tell us: Who is the best teacher in your child's life? Is it Amy Blackwell? Start the conversation about National Teachers Appreciation Week in the comments section below. “It’s nice to see that some people really do care about their teachers,” Blackwell said. “It’…
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
White Marsh Mall hosted the contest in honor of National Teacher’s Day.
Gunpowder Elementary School teacher Amy Blackwell has received a $500 gift card to the White Marsh Mall for winning the Celebrate Teachers contest, in honor of National Teacher's Day. >>> Be sure to keep up with all Perry Hall news by following Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Don't be left out of the loop. Sign up for the daily newsletter here to also receive breaking news alerts. "Mrs. Blackwell goes above and beyond her call of teaching," Patch reader DLB wrote. "She has been a contributor to helping with technical issues, as well as being [cheerful] with every problems that may arise. Thank you Mrs. Blackwell for helping our children become well educated. You are a true inspiration for future teachers." Blackwell, who recalls on her …
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Kindergarten teacher Amy Blackwell is 'nothing short of fabulous,' one parent said.
Gunpowder Elementary's Amy Blackwell is one of eight educators nominated for the White Marsh Mall's Celebrate Teachers! initiative, which highlights the very best teachers in our communities. Blackwell, who comes from a long line of educators, recalls teaching her stuffed animals as one of her earliest memories, according to her county website. “We have some great examples of teachers who affect their students’ lives in really positive and unique ways. I encourage anyone who had a teacher that inspired them during their own education to vote,” Lisa Bisenius, general manager for White Marsh Mall, said in a release. The winner of the contest will be awarded a $500 mall gift certificate on National Teacher Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 7. …
Friday, February 1, 2013
Gunpowder Elementary hosts a Ravens Pep Rally in support of their favorite football team heading to the Super Bowl this weekend.
Friday at Gunpowder Elementary School, 487 of the most spirited, well-behaved Ravens fans in Perry Hall gathered in the school's cafeteria. The school sponsored a Purple Friday Pep Rally to show their support of the Baltimore Ravens trip to the Super Bowl. The entire school is buzzing with Ravens pride - from the walkway entering the school, all the students and teachers dressed as a sea of purple, to the decorations in the classrooms. There is no shortage of Ravens Spirit at this school! The Pep Rally highlights included the student band playing Ravens themed songs, classes did poems, and quoted Ray Rice, they performed chants and cheers, and even taught the Vice-Principal - an avid Steelers fan - the Ray Lewis Dance. GO RAVENS!!!!
Friday, December 21, 2012
The position replace Christine Smith at the Perry Hall elementary school remains open, a school official confirmed.
Christine Smith, principal of Gunpowder Elementary in Perry Hall, has left her position for "personal reasons," said Mychael Dickerson, a Baltimore County schools spokesman. Dickerson confirmed that Anissa Brown is serving as the school's interim principal. The system is currently seeking a new principal and the position remains open, he said. He declined to comment further on Smith's departure. The elementary school on Holiday Manor Road first opened in 1970. Share your experiences with Gunpowder Elementary school in the comments.