Maryland Teacher of the Year 2022-2023

Berol Dewdney

Baltimore City – The Commodore John Rodgers School, Pre-K

Berol Dewdney, Baltimore City Schools 2022 Teacher of the Year, believes education is fundamental to the practice of freedom and democracy itself. Dewdney earned her BA from Colby College (2013) and her MA from Johns Hopkins (2015). A designated model teacher, she will enter her 10th year teaching Prekindergarten at Commodore John Rodgers, and serves as team lead, Tools of the Mind endorsed curriculum lead, and instructional coach across the district. Affirming that education should be rooted in love and the neuroscience of “brain fitness”, Berol’s work centers on executive function development and elevates the revolutionary power of young learners-leaders.


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