October 14, 2014 Grey Rock Mansion On Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at Grey Rock Mansion, The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc. hosted TEAM BCPS Appreciation Reception, an evening reception of recognition and celebration for the continuous support of our partners to our school district, encompassing 110,000+ students and 8,000+ teachers in our 173 programs, centers and schools. The support of our partners and our community, is essential to the success of The Education Foundation of Baltimore County Public Schools, Inc., which generates and awards resources to our district wide initiative S.T.A.T. (Students and Teachers Accessing Tomorrow) where our instructional digital learning environment continues to expand in all of our schools. To expand the opportunities for our students to attend post-secondary education, increasing our scholarship dollars and to provide grant support for school-based innovative instructional projects that are focused on 21st century instructional themes - Economics, Finance, Business and Entrepreneurial Literacy, Environmental Literacy, Arts and Culture, Health Literacy and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Thank you for all of the support that you, our partners, provided to us and we look forward to your continuous support in the months and years ahead. Our school district is poised for greatness with cutting edge ideas, a renewed commitment to the success for all students and extensive community outreach. Continue to be an ambassador, a trailblazer, a pioneer within your business in support of our children and their success. Continue to re-commit to public education. Thank you for being a TEAM BCPS Partner.

Deborah Phelps

Deborah Phelps is the Director of The Foundation, which provides funds for innovative programs, and resources for students and teachers. Ms. Phelps holds a B.A. in Education from Fairmont State University and a M.Ed. in Educational Management and Supervision from Loyola University Maryland. Widely regarded as an innovative, talented leader and master teacher with nearly four decades of teaching and administrator experience, Ms. Phelps began her career as a teacher in Harford County Public Schools in 1974.

DebbiePhelpsOver the course of her distinguished career, her experience evolved from teacher to team leader, department chair, and middle school principal in Baltimore County. She has been a BCPS Teacher of the Year Finalist; was twice named Maryland Family Consumer Science Teacher of the Year; and was Baltimore County’s “Baby Boomer of the Year, 2004”. She co-chaired the “One Campaign” for the Harford County Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and is a member of the Board of Directors for Maryland Character Education, The Children’s Guild Institute, Loyola University Maryland, Northwest Hospital, and The Michael Phelps Foundation. She serves on the national advisory boards for The American Students’ Fund and Rachel’s Challenge, and is an education presenter for many organizations throughout the United States.

Ms. Phelps is also working with the Women’s Heart Center at St. Agnes Hospital to encourage heart health assessment through their “60-Minute Heart Health Check” program. She is the author of A Mother for All Seasons, released in April 2009. Ms. Phelps resides in Baltimore, Maryland.

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