Northern Virginia Writing Project Co-Director Mary Tedrow will be honored as the Shenandoah University School of Education and Human Development’s 2012 Inspiring Educator on Friday October 5 at the Harry Byrd, Jr. School of Business, room 222—beginning with a reception at 6 PM. Mary will be giving a talk entitled: “Not ‘just’ a teacher but the hope for America’s future.”
All of us who are privileged to work with Mary have been touched by her passion for children, learning, teachers, and the teaching profession. Mary currently teaches Advanced Placement Literature and Composition 12, English 11, and Creative Writing at John Handley High School in Winchester, Virginia. She has been a teacher of English since 1978. Her career covers grades 9-12 ranging from self-contained special education to advanced placement students. She earned a Masters in Education, Emphasis in Teaching, from Shenandoah University and a B.A. in English and Journalism from Shepherd University. Her certifications include National Board Certification in Adolescent and Young Adult English Language Arts and a post-graduate professional teaching license, and she is a Certified Journalism Educator. Mary has been a Co-Director of the NVWP since 2005.
Please join us in congratulating Mary, and join with the SEHD in honoring her and listening to her inspirational message about teaching and the difference teachers can make.
You can follow Mary’s blog Walking to School at http://walkingtoschool.blogspot.com/