Music has power to change a mood, create an emotional response, motivate, and excite, break down barriers or to connect many to sing or play along. A good song, much like a good teacher, can do the same. A good song is easy to remember, fun to listen to, has a solid structure, chord progression, strong lyrics, and a riff. Marie Hill is a great song who brings students and teachers at Douglas L. Jamerson’s Center for Mathematics and Engineering together to create beautiful music.
"I've come to realize the way I answer the question "What influenced you to become a teacher?" has changed. As a student, I had some exemplary teachers. Spending my entire career in the district in which I grew up, I had the great fortune to also work alongside some of those same teachers. Now that I am nearing two decades of my own career, I realize that, while my teachers played a huge part in my life, they have not been the final determining influence."
Justin Patterson is the interactive media production (IMP) instructor and technology education department chair for Chesapeake High School in Baltimore County Public Schools, Maryland.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 21, 2022 — Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2021-2022 National Award Winners Washington, D.C. – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) announced its 2021-2022 awards recipients during the 39th National Conference on Magnet Schools, April 18-22, 2022, in Clark County, Nevada. More than 1,200 magnet leaders and educators came together virtually and […]
For Immediate ReleaseJune 15, 2021Todd MannExecutive Director, MSAtodd.firstname.lastname@example.org Magnet Schools of America Celebrates 2020-2021 National Award Winners Washington, D.C. – Magnet Schools of America (MSA) announced its 2020-2021 awards recipients during the 38th National Conference on Magnet Schools, which was held virtually April 27-30, 2021. More than 1,000 magnet leaders and educators came together on […]
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Washington, DC, March 30, 2018 – Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools, is pleased to announce its 2018 Regional Teachers of the Year. These awards recognize magnet school teachers who exemplify instructional excellence in the classroom and outstanding leadership in their school and community. The […]
Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools is pleased to announce that Anne Fennell from Vista Unified School District’s Mission Vista High School in Oceanside, California is the 2017 National Magnet School Teacher of the Year. Through a competitive application process, Ms. Fennell was selected from a group of eight Regional Teachers of the Year dispersed across the country.
Magnet Schools of America (MSA), the national association for magnet and theme-based schools, is pleased to announce its 2016 Regional Teachers of the Year. These awards recognize outstanding magnet school teachers who exemplify instructional excellence in the classroom.
Raise the level of performance consistent throughout school districts nationwide and creates a platform from which all magnet schools can flourish. Magnet Schools of America’s national certification process is designed to recognize the hard work of the best magnet schools in the nation and to help them as they grow.