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2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year Studied at Loyola

Brianna Ross, 2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Brianna Ross was named the 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). Originally from Upper Darby, Pa., she is currently at Deer Park Middle School in Randallstown, Md. serving as the social studies department chair and equity liaison working with teachers to understand biases and stereotypes. She also coordinates a Summer Transition Program to help elementary students prepare for and thrive in middle school. 

As the Maryland Teacher of the Year, Ross is excited to spend the upcoming year as a speaker and advisor, representing the State of Maryland at meetings and events hosted by the National Teacher of the Year program.

Ross earned her Post-Master's Certificate in Administration and Supervision from Loyola University Maryland in 2019. She aspires to further her career in school leadership where she can lead schools of Black and Brown students, foster community engagement, assess needs, and make connections.

Learn more about Ross's achievement and her future plans as the Maryland Teacher of the Year.