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February 17, 2013
Devin Michael Spence, a teacher at Manchester Valley High School who died Monday, Feb. 11, in a car accident, will be remembered for his big heart and kind soul, according to those who knew him. Spence, 23, was killed after his car crashed into a private school bus and burst into flames Monday morning. The Carroll County Sheriff's Department reported to the scene and believe icy roads played a part in the accident. A math teacher, Spence joined the staff at Manchester Valley High School last August, according to Randy Clark, Manchester Valley's principal.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Vincent J. Salkoski, who taught mathematics in Baltimore public schools and was a World War II veteran, died Sept. 3 of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. Vincent Joseph Salkoski was born in Baltimore and raised in Curtis Bay, where he was a member of the Curtis Bay Athletic Club. After graduating from Southern High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a rifleman and mortarman. He participated in the occupation of China. After being discharged in 1946, he took courses at City College and the Johns Hopkins University to receive his teaching certification.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2014
Vincent J. Salkoski, who taught mathematics in Baltimore public schools and was a World War II veteran, died Sept. 3 of heart disease at Gilchrist Hospice Care in Towson. He was 88. Vincent Joseph Salkoski was born in Baltimore and raised in Curtis Bay, where he was a member of the Curtis Bay Athletic Club. After graduating from Southern High School in 1944, he enlisted in the Marine Corps and served as a rifleman and mortarman. He participated in the occupation of China. After being discharged in 1946, he took courses at City College and the Johns Hopkins University to receive his teaching certification.
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By Jon Meoli and The Baltimore Sun | July 12, 2014
There's plenty that distinguishes Ravens rookie offensive lineman John Urschel from his teammates, including his prodigious academic career and potential in the field of mathematics. But what I couldn't fit into Sunday's story was the fact that, with all of his football and academic responsibilities, Urschel taught two classes at Penn State - and did it well, by all accounts. Urschel said it's not typical for master's students to teach at Penn State - that responsibility typically goes to doctoral students.
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By Jim Joyner, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
Manchester Valley High School junior Jenna Klaverweiden said something was missing when school let out on Friday. She had become used to seeing math teacher Devin Spence sending his students off at the start of each weekend with words of encouragement … and a challenge. "Have a good weekend" she recalled him saying, "and make good choices. " At a memorial service Saturday afternoon for Spence — who died this week in a car accident on his way to the school — teachers, students and family members recalled the choices he had made for himself.
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January 25, 2006
Sister Rose Ellen McDade, a retired Catholic schools math teacher, died of Alzheimer's disease Friday at her order's retirement home in Aston, Pa. She was 92. Born Rose Helena McDade in Jenners, Pa., she moved to Cumberland as a girl and graduated from Catholic Girls' Central High School. She entered the Franciscan Sisters of Philadelphia in 1943, and earned a bachelor of science from Mount St. Mary's College in Emmitsburg and a master's degree from Notre Dame University in South Bend, Ind. A math teacher, she was awarded grants to study at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Mass.
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By JILL ROSEN and JILL ROSEN,SUN REPORTER | May 14, 2006
Ozro Richard "Dick" Steigelman, a longtime math teacher at Hereford High School and former Air Force pilot, died Wednesday at his Monkton home after years of poor health. He was 75. Born in York, Pa., he moved to Georgetown, Del., at age 6 and graduated from Georgetown High School in 1949. He went on to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., where he graduated in 1954. After West Point, he entered the Air Force and flew large transport planes and also U-2 spy planes on covert missions.
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By Gregory Kane | May 30, 2005
WHEN SAM Brown walked into Baltimore Polytechnic Institute that September day in 1967, it all seemed quite appropriate. Brown, who had wanted to be a math teacher since he was in junior high school, was starting his first teaching job. Poly was in its first year at a new location, having moved to its current Falls Road site from the school's decades-long digs at North Avenue and Calvert Street. Brown has been at the same place ever since. For the past 38 years, he has taught math, acted as adviser to clubs, served as chairman of the math department, been a vice principal, been instrumental in getting the school's first black principal hired and developed the calculus course every Poly student must take before he or she graduates.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2013
Stanley J. Giermek, a retired math teacher who had been department chair at the old Cardinal Gibbons High School, died Sunday from heart failure at his Abingdon home. He was 77. Stanley Joseph Giermek was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., where he graduated in 1954 from Bishop Ryan High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., and a master's degree from Morgan State University. From 1961 to 1964, Mr. Giermek taught math at Edmondson High School and Calverton Junior High School.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Staff Writer | October 19, 1993
When Hammond High School teacher Linda Kreitlow left for Russia three weeks ago, she was unaware that the math conference she was to attend would place her in a city torn by insurrection.At least 100 people were killed in two days of fighting earlier this month, which culminated when troops loyal to Russian President Boris N. Yeltsin stormed the parliament building with tanks and forced hundreds of hard-liners to surrender.Mrs. Kreitlow and her group, while not witnesses to the fighting, saw the military blockades, heard automatic weapons fire in the night and shared the tension of their hosts.
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By Glenn Graham, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2014
Bill Karpovich, the legendary Calvert Hall soccer coach, died Tuesday at his home at the age of 75, according to his family. Karpovich, who graduated from Patterson and Johns Hopkins, coached Calvert Hall from 1967 to 1997 and finished with a 422-85-33 career record. He won 19 championships in the Maryland Scholastic Association and Maryland Interscholastic Athletic Association. In addition to coaching, he was a math teacher and was department chair from 1968 to 1987. A family member said his wife found him in the living room Tuesday afternoon.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | May 6, 2014
I. William Lustbader, a retired Polytechnic Institute mathematics teacher, died of congestive heart failure April 15 at his Delray Beach, Fla., home. The former Northwest Baltimore resident was 98. Born in Baltimore, he was the son of Hosiah Lustbader, who owned a hardware and home furnishings store later razed for the state office complex. He was born at home above the store. His mother, Mollie Lustbader, was a homemaker. His parents were from Eastern Europe. He was a 1932 graduate of City College, where he ran track.
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Letter to The Aegis | January 28, 2014
Last spring, the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (CBMS), an organization comprised of seventeen professional mathematics societies, stated their position with regard to the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The CBMS position statement is provided herein: "In a great act of foresight for this nation, most of the states have now adopted a consistent set of expectations for school mathematics, called the Common Core State Standards. Building on long years of work, the Common Core State Standards are an auspicious advance in mathematics education.
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By Jacques Kelly, The Baltimore Sun | September 25, 2013
Dean R. Wagner, a retired mathematics teacher who spent his retirement researching Baltimore residential communities, died of cancer Sept. 11 at his Original Northwood home. He was 77. He was born in Piqua, Ohio, and attended high school there. His father ran a refrigeration business and his mother was a music teacher. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics at Ohio Wesleyan University and had master's degrees from Ohio State University and Montclair State University in New Jersey.
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By Liz Atwood
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| September 20, 2013
I recently returned from my 35th high school reunion. Yes, I'm that old. I like going to these reunions because I find it interesting to see how people have - or haven't changed. The class clowns are still cracking jokes. The serious students still sit quietly and talk among themselves. Reminiscing is always a big part of school reunions and I've noticed the memories aren't always accurate. For example, at this last gathering one of my classmates made the comment that kids today are just not as respectful of their teachers as we were.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen, The Baltimore Sun | July 23, 2013
Stanley J. Giermek, a retired math teacher who had been department chair at the old Cardinal Gibbons High School, died Sunday from heart failure at his Abingdon home. He was 77. Stanley Joseph Giermek was born and raised in Buffalo, N.Y., where he graduated in 1954 from Bishop Ryan High School. He earned a bachelor's degree from St. Bonaventure University in Olean, N.Y., and a master's degree from Morgan State University. From 1961 to 1964, Mr. Giermek taught math at Edmondson High School and Calverton Junior High School.
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By Knight-Ridder News Service | December 9, 1990
WEST CHESTER, Pa. -- "People think of me as a nerd -- or a fanatic," says Remo Ciccone, 39, a teacher of calculus at Henderson Senior High School in West Chester, where he puts in an average of 70 hours a week.Having trouble with an equation or theorem? See Mr. Ciccone after school. Got a football practice or band rehearsal after school? No sweat. Drop by after your commitment or on your lunch hour or during study hall. The connoisseur of calc is always there, haunting the classrooms and hallways in a manner that suggests to students that they can run, but they can't hide.
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By HANAH CHO and HANAH CHO,SUN REPORTER | September 28, 2005
Math was not Anshu Randhawa's favorite subject in school. But Patuxent Valley Middle School in Jessup was seeking a math instructor, and Randhawa was looking for a teaching job after completing a stint in the Peace Corps. So, for the past seven years, she has been teaching math to middle-schoolers in Howard County - engaging number-fearing pupils with her innovative lessons. "They needed a math teacher," Randhawa recalled. "I fell into it, loved it and never left." Yesterday, Randhawa, now a sixth-grade math teacher at Folly Quarter Middle School, was recognized as an American Star of Teaching by the U.S. Department of Education for improving student performance and making a difference in her pupils' lives.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | July 1, 2013
Have you ever ridden a tricycle with square wheels or floated smoothly on a sea of lumpy acorns? The eighth-graders at Harford Friends School did just that when they visited the National Museum of Mathematics (also known as MoMath) in New York City with their teacher, Ray Pitz, and parent Chip Emely. Opened in December 2012, MoMath makes the sometimes ethereal concepts of mathematics truly concrete even for middle school algebra students. Typically crowded with spectators of all ages, MoMath offers a unique collection of hands-on exhibits for everyone, from elementary math to physics and beyond.
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By Jon Meoli, Baltimore Sun Media Group | May 6, 2013
Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts educator Sean McComb fondly recalls a high school English teacher who led him to see the world differently through books and a mentor from the student-run cable station who helped him host his own weekly sports show. On Monday, McComb, 29, was honored as Baltimore County's 2013-2014 Teacher of the Year for, among other things, being an example of one who inspires and supports his students. "The teachers that I had in 10th, 11th, 12th grade were the models, and what they did for me made me believe it was possible to do that for other people," said McComb, a Joppa resident who is an English teacher and coordinates a college-prep program, AVID.
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