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Top teacher is devoted '24-7': Broadneck's Clayton Culp says 'it's just a great job'

Top teacher is devoted '24-7': Broadneck's Clayton Culp says 'it's just a great job'

Fabiana Presley, a 10th-grade student at Broadneck High School, has never quite gotten algebra. But this year, she says, is different.  "This year it's just easier to understand," she said, adding, "This is the only class I like on 'A' day."

The Baltimore Sun

April 30, 2008

 

Fabiana Presley, a 10th-grade student at Broadneck High School, has never quite gotten algebra. But this year, she says, is different.

 

"This year it's just easier to understand," she said, adding, "This is the only class I like on 'A' day."

 

The difference, she and other students say, is Clayton Culp, the 2008 Teacher of the Year for Anne Arundel County. The county selected him from more than 30 nominees for his adeptness teaching algebra, geometry, and statistics, and for his record of community service that extends as far as New Orleans.

 

Culp said there is nothing he would rather be doing than teaching.

 

"It's just a great job," Culp said.

 

His classroom style was on display this week, when Presley and other students were trying to complete a food shopping list online using algebraic formulas.

 

. . . Although he is completing a graduate degree in educational administration at McDaniel College, Culp said his only focus is on "becoming a better teacher."

 

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