For the last 3 weeks, Systemic Teacher Mentoring Schools in Baltimore City competed in the first-ever Post Off Challenge – an opportunity for instructional leaders to motivate their teachers to submit as many proposals as possible to DonorsChoose.org. At the end of the challenge, three STM schools (one elementary, one middle, and one high) would take home the prize of being considered Baltimore City’s STM Post-Off Challenge Winners garnering funding for participating teachers at their schools.
It turned out that teachers at Belmont Elementary, Lemmel Middle School, and Augusta Fells Savage High School posted more proposals than any of their peers. Congratulations to their instructional leaders: Principal Mary Faye (BB) LaMartina, Ed D. and Mentor Cynthia Cook-Wilson of Belmont Elementary, Principal Quianna Cooke and Mentor LaVaughn Wilkins of Lemmel Middle School, and Principal Theresa Lance and Mentors Kris Sieloff and Darlene Malat of Augusta Fells Savage High School, for all their hard work throughout this challenge.
While these schools deserve special recognition, ALL participating STM schools deserve a round of applause: within three weeks, these schools have submitted 282 Baltimore proposals, requesting $98,000 worth of classroom supplies!
A special thank you goes out to Lynda Anozie, Coordinator of Systemic Teacher Mentoring for BCPSS, and Tom Bowmann, Director of Baltimore City’s Teacher and Principal Quality Team. They coordinated the STM Kickoff Event, Mentor outreach, and other support that truly made this challenge a success!