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Northwood teacher named city's best

Northwood teacher named city's best

Kristin Covaleskie hid her face behind her long brown hair as her principal, the Baltimore schools CEO and an entourage of administrators, fellow teachers, and media streamed into her classroom yesterday and interrupted her lesson.

The Baltimore Sun

May 7, 2008 

 

Kristin Covaleskie hid her face behind her long brown hair as her principal, the Baltimore schools CEO and an entourage of administrators, fellow teachers, and media streamed into her classroom yesterday and interrupted her lesson.

 

The principal, Edward English, came bearing a bouquet of lilies, roses, and daisies. The schools chief, Andres Alonso, had his hands full with a basket containing - among other goodies - a new laptop computer and a digital camera. He kissed Covaleskie on the cheek.

 

"Do you have the best teacher in the city?" Alonso asked the class of squealing, cheering fourth-graders at Northwood Elementary as their teacher learned that she is Baltimore's Teacher of the Year.

 

School districts around the nation are honoring their best teachers this week, Teacher Appreciation Week. In Maryland, each districtwide Teacher of the Year will compete in the statewide competition, and the statewide winner will go on to the nationals.

 

Covaleskie, 32, is the second teacher from Northwood to win the city's competition in the past three years. A 12-year veteran of the city schools who began student-teaching while attending Goucher College, she has taught kindergarten through fourth grade.

 

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