Maryland Teacher of the Year 2021-2022

Brianna Chanelle Ross

Baltimore County – Deer Park Middle Magnet School, Social Studies, Grade 6

Brianna Ross views teaching as “a revolutionary act of love.” With both a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Developmental Psychology (2014) and Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction (2015) from the University of Pittsburgh, and a certificate in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University of Maryland (2019), Ross expects her doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership from Morgan State University by 2024. Having taught in both elementary and middle schools, Ross serves as her school’s Equity Liaison and Social Studies Department Chair. She coordinates a Summer Transition Program she launched to help elementary students prepare for and thrive in middle school.


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