Inspirational Educator of the Month
Congratulations to Stacy Drega on being named the June 2014 Inspirational Educator of the Month.
Ms. Drega is an amazingly dedicated teacher at LHS. She teaches the Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to all high school grade levels, and is a true inspiration for her efforts in the community. She works with Kids Helping Hopkins, Baltimore Animal Rescue and Care Shelter, and coordinated our first ever AVID 5k run.
Stacy hails from Maryland, and greatly enjoys the rich local history of the area. Indeed, History is her passion, and she was inspired to become a teacher as the best way to express that passion. She earned her BA in History at York College of PA, her BA in Secondary Education Social Studies at Towson University, and her MA in Humanities from Tiffin University.
After teaching History in her other BCPS assignments, we are fortunate to have her here to teach our AVID program, where she continues to try to bring history alive for her students. She also teaches the Ancient World course for the Johns Hopkins CTY program during the summers.
The AVID program is a great fit for Ms. Drega, as she gets great enjoyment out of helping her students. This program’s mission is to close the achievement gap by preparing all students for college readiness and success in a global society. She finds it especially fulfilling to see her students mature and go off to college in pursuit of their dreams. Many of them continuously keep her updated on how they are doing, or contact her to ask for advice. Truly, she has made an impact on these students, our school, and our community.
A true animal lover, Stacy and her husband were married this past November at the Maryland Zoo (complete with a penguin named Tails at the ceremony). She’ll officially have her name changed over the summer, so look for her as Mrs. Swann next year in our AVID program.
It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Stacy Drega. Congratulations!