Sudbrook Magnet Middle School Teacher Receives National Art Educator Award
The National Art Education Association has named Baltimore County Public Schools teacher Jayme Rodriguez as the recipient of its 2018 New Professional Art Educator Award. This prestigious award, determined through a peer review of nominations, recognizes excellence and achievement by new art educators. Jayme, who teaches at Sudbrook Magnet Middle School and lives in Lutherville-Timonium, received the award during the NAEA National Convention in Seattle in late March.
She holds a bachelor’s degree in fine art and art history from The George Washington University, completed post-baccalaureate studies in art education at Towson University, and earned a master’s degree in art education from Concordia University, Montreal. Before teaching, she worked as an education coordinator for the Walters Art Museum.
Towson Town Center Announces Expansion
Already in 2018, Towson Town Center has completed some updates to its facilities, including parking assist in the garages, new paint, signage and more, giving it a much-needed face-lift. In March, the shopping center announced that, by spring of 2020, it will be welcoming Round 1 Bowling & Amusement, a 60,000 square-foot, family-friendly entertainment center to be located on level one. To accommodate this addition, American Eagle Outfitters, GameStop, Champs, Payless Shoes, Lee Nails and Health Magic will be relocating this year to various locations throughout the center. Towson Town Center’s Williams & Sonoma location recently announced plans to close.
BCPS Launces “Snax with Max” to Teach Wellness and Math
Host Angela Cassano, a culinary arts instructor at Sollers Point Technical High School, and puppeteer Alex Mueller, instrumental music teacher at Riderwood and Warren elementary schools, are blending math and wellness together in a new video production called “Snax with Max.”
These 2-3 minute vignettes (available online) highlight how the puppet Math Max, a fan favorite from BCPS-TV’s weekly “Math Homework Helpers” show, has now entered the kitchen to see how much math is involved in cooking and wellness. The goal is to demonstrate fun recipes to entertain children while combining math facts and healthy nutrition tips that young people can understand. The kid-friendly topics so far have included fractions, measurements and conversions, healthy afternoon snacks, food allergies, reading and understanding nutrition labels, and geometry.
The “Snax with Max” vignette series is a product of BCPS-TV in collaboration with the Baltimore County Public Schools Office of Wellness, Office of Mathematics and Parent University.
Goucher College Announces $100 Million Capital Campaign
With the most ambitious campaign goal in Goucher’s history, the Undaunted campaign aims to raise $100 million by 2022 and has raised $43 million of its goal to date.
Campaign projects include a First-Year Village, Mary Fisher Hall, Science Research Center, Goldsmith Interfaith Center and Athletics Master Plan. Each of the campaign initiatives focuses on creating a transformative education experience for Goucher students while staying true to the college’s history and liberal arts tradition.
With behavioral science at its design core, the First-Year Village is planned for integrative learning through community spaces and bringing faculty back to campus. The Mary Fisher Hall renovation reimagines the building as the heart of the campus and will include a new central dining facility, as well as student services. Interdisciplinary, hands-on learning is central to the Science Research Center that will add 35,000 square feet of additional state-of-the-art lab and learning spaces.