Dyson Named Agnes Meyer Winner
- Created on Monday, 16 April 2012 12:28
Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools, 301-475-5511, ext. 178
Mr. Gregory V. Nourse, Chief of Fiscal Services and Human Resources, 301-475-5511, ext. 247
LEONARDTOWN, MD – Ms. Elizabeth (Beth) Dyson, a Biology teacher at Great MillsHigh School was recently named St. Mary’s County Public Schools’ recipient of The Washington Post 2012 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award.
The Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award was established more than 65 years ago by The Washington Post Company Education Foundation to recognize teachers who exemplify excellence in the teaching profession and is named after Agnes Meyer, a staunch supporter and defender of public education, and the wife of Eugene Meyer, who purchased the paper in 1933.
“Ms. Dyson is an exceptional teacher, someone who collaborates with her colleagues, plans instruction, and works with students of all activity levels,” wrote Great Mills High School Principal Jake Heibel in his letter of support for Ms. Dyson. “Ms. Dyson continually goes above and beyond what is expected of her in the name of helping students and Great Mills High School.”
Ms. Dyson, who earned her National Board Certification in 2010, also earned her Bachelor’s degree in Forestry and Wildlife from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. She joined St. Mary’s County Public Schools in 2004 in her current position. Prior to that, she taught Environmental and Earth/Space science with Baltimore County Public Schools.
“Ms. Dyson is a positive role model who motivates students” said Dr. Michael J. Martirano, Superintendent of Schools. “She is a valuable member of our school system and is respected by her fellow educators and students.”
Ms. Dyson and other recipients, representing 19 local public school districts and one representing the area private schools, will be recognized in May at a ceremony hosted by The Washington Post.