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Art teacher named Baltimore City Schools' Teacher of the Year

 

ABC2 NEWS - WRNR

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.

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