“It takes a big heart to shape little minds.” – Abbie Burke C.
Literacy teacher and testing coordinator Susan Moskios was named the Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) Educator of the Month in March for her work at Benfield Elementary School.
Moskios was surprised by the award, for which she feels “extremely honored” to receive.
“Teaching a child to read is the most rewarding experience there is, and I love that I get to do that every day,” she said. “In addition, I am fortunate to work and collaborate with the most remarkable group of educators I have ever known.”
Benfield Elementary Principal Sue Myers praised Moskios for her knowledge of how children learn to read and for imparting that knowledge to the classroom teachers.
“She regularly plans with teachers in grade-level teams to unpack the curriculum and plan opportunities for enrichment,” Myers said. “She goes above and beyond to ensure teachers understand the standards and that daily lessons are engaging and challenging. She begins her workday early in the morning, often an hour or more before her official start time. Susan does this to get her other job responsibilities done so she can provide 100 percent support to teachers when they arrive.
“When challenges arise, Susan is the first one to offer support,” Myers continued. “She is quick to respond to parent questions and has an amazing ability to identify what needs to be done to support students. Her calmness, intelligence and dedication to students is outstanding.”
While Myers and the teachers feel grateful to have Moskios as part of their team, the Educator of the Month feels equally blessed to be at Benfield Elementary.
“The students, staff, and community are what inspire and motivate me to be the best I can be,” Moskios said. “I feel fortunate and proud to be a part of Benfield Elementary School.”
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