Inspirational Educator of the Month
Congratulations to Mrs. Katie Showalter on being named the February 2015 Inspirational Educator of the Month.
Mrs. Showalter is a key part of our English Department here at LHS. She teaches English 9 and Journalism, in addition to her work with the school newspaper (The Rurik), the literary magazine (Eddas), Theater, and It’s Academic. Wow!
Mrs. Showalter is another of our locals, calling Glen Burnie home, and earning her Bachelor’s Degree in English and her Masters of Secondary Administration at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Katie greatly enjoys the camaraderie among the staff at LHS, and has done her part to contribute to this with her involvement in the social committee for several years. She has truly made herself an important part of keeping the faculty and staff of LHS working as a team.
Mrs. Showalter was inspired to become a teacher – specifically an English teacher – because both of her parents were dedicated English teachers also. Her parents demonstrated the importance of building relationships among faculty, just as they showed immense care for their students. Katie has definitely taken up these challenges and has followed the example her parents set for her, including her efforts to make the “good’ phone calls home to parents to encourage her students to success.
Mrs. Showalter manages to squeeze all of this in – teaching, extracurricular activities, and relationship building – while also being a wife (to husband Andy) and proud mom of two beautiful girls (Liv – 3, and Tatum – 1). No doubt that her family is very proud of her and her accomplishments, as are we here at LHS. It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Mrs. Katie Showalter. Congratulations!