The Washington Post has named Scott Goldstein, a teacher at Patuxent High School (PHS) in Calvert County Public Schools as one of twenty recipients of the 2015 Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards. Winning educators were chosen by their school system for exemplifying excellence in teaching, fostering cooperative relationships with their colleagues and community and contributing in a substantive way to the improvement of education in the Washington area.
Michael Watson, principal of PHS, said, “I have known Mr. Goldstein from many points of view over the years, and no matter what lens I look at him through he is an amazing person, educator and community leader. I can personally attest to his tenacious work ethic, sincere concern for all learners, his work outside the classroom and in the community and the passion and energy that he brings to his job every single day.”
Mr. Goldstein began teaching in Chicago before moving to Maryland and taking a teaching position with Prince George’s County Public Schools. He moved to PHS in Calvert County in 1996, where he has taught general and Advanced Placement (AP) history, government, and criminal law, among other courses. He has also served as a football and basketball coach, sponsored the PHS Student Government and is the facilitator of the Calvert Association of Student Councils. Since 2001, Mr. Goldstein has served as an AP coordinator for PHS. He is a College Board exam reader and currently serves as a table leader for the AP summer scoring process. He has twice been chosen as Teacher of the Year for PHS, has won the Dana Kirkman Student Mentorship Award and the Rutgers University Honors Program Award.
Winners will be honored during an award ceremony at The Post on Tuesday, May 19 and receive a personalized trophy, a monetary award and mentions in The Washington Post Magazine and on The Post’s website.
The Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Awards, formed in 1983, recognize pre-kindergarten-12 teachers who ensure students receive a high-quality education through first-class and creative instruction. The Post also named 20 recipients of the Distinguished Educational Leadership Awards, established in 1987 to honor principals who go beyond the daily responsibilities of their position to create an exceptional educational environment through dedicated leadership.
In presenting these awards, The Washington Post hopes to encourage excellence in school leadership and to contribute to the improvement of education in the Washington metropolitan area.