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April 18, 2016
Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School teacher Athanasia Kyriakakos was named Baltimore City Public Schools’ 2016 teacher of the year.
City Schools CEO Gregory Thornton surprised her with the award Monday morning during a visit to her class.
An art teacher, Kyriakakos started teaching in city schools in 2011 at Baltimore Civitas Middle/High School. She taught at Baltimore Talent Development High School in 2013 and came to Mervo the following year, according to a press release.
She was praised for including her students’ artwork in exhibits across the city, highlighting the importance of art education.
Kyriakakos holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute College of Art, a teaching certificate from Central Connecticut State University and a Master’s of Fine Arts from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.