Inspirational Educator of the Month
Congratulations to Kelly Grice on being named the April 2016 Inspirational Educator of the Month.
Ms. Grice teaches Spanish II and Spanish III Honors. An avid fan of being outdoors, Kelly gets valuable time outside by coaching field hockey and lacrosse. Running is a hobby of hers, and she gets to apply some of that knowledge to coaching indoor track & field. Needless to say, she’s made herself an integral part of this community through her involvement in so many things.
Ms. Grice was inspired to become a teacher in a number of different ways. Firstly, she was inspired by teachers in her family – her mother and grandmother. She also gained valuable experience while she was a high school student. She tutored ESOL students to help them pass the HSA’s and realized how much she enjoyed seeing them be successful.
She calls Hampstead, Md. her hometown, and she received her Bachelor’s degree from nearby Elizabethtown College in Pennsylvania. Some of her studies included courses at the University of Barcelona, giving her practical experience in the Spanish language and culture.
When Kelly was asked what she likes most about Lansdowne, she said the following, “I love our students and their joy. Working with students who put forth such a strong effort every day is inspiring. They make coming to work fun. I also love coaching. Getting to know students outside of the classroom and seeing them succeed in other parts of their lives is extremely rewarding.” Her answer to that question lets everyone know why she is considered to be among the truly inspirational teachers here at LHS.
We count ourselves fortunate to have such a talented and brilliant educator here at LHS. It is with great Viking Pride that we celebrate this award for Kelly Grice. Congratulations!