The Finest Tradition of Teaching
We honor Western’s extraordinary faculty and applaud students pursuing a college and career path through our Teacher Academy of Maryland. That is because we know the bedrock of a great education and daily inspiration is the teachers! That’s why Western leaders recruit teachers early and often to join a stellar faculty. That’s why Western was chosen by the state of Maryland to offer one of only two Teacher Academy programs in Baltimore City Schools.
Historically and now, Western has an incredible team of smart, diverse, enthusiastic teachers. First hand, we know what makes teachers great, and that’s what our city, state and country need now! In 2023, Western High School Foundation will focus on our teaching legacy, current faculty and our Teacher Academy of Maryland.
Read on to learn more about Western’s Teacher Academy of Maryland!
Teacher Academy of Maryland
- Students in the Academy have the opportunity to conduct formal observations, develop and deliver lesson plans in a K-12 setting and participate in special events and activities.
- Academy coursework focuses on development, learning theory, positive and effective class management and discipline, curriculum delivery models and the creation of developmentally-appropriate curriculum and learning environments.
- Required Academy courses are augmented by a mandatory Education Academy Internship which our Western students find extremely valuable in solidifying their interest in teaching and guiding them in college selections.
- Students who are preparing for a career in Early Childhood, Elementary or Secondary Teaching, who earn grades of B or higher in a required Academy courses, may earn college credits from Towson University, Stevenson University, Coppin State University, Salisbury, Hood or St. Mary’s College.
Western’s TAM lead educator is Dr. Jacqueline G. Krikorian, M.A.T., Ph.D.