Calvert County Public Schools proudly announces Dr. Nathan Kimbro as the 2019 Teacher of the Year and Regina Hagelin as the Educational Support Person of the Year.
Dr. Kimbro is the behavior development teacher at Huntingtown High School. Ms. Hagelin is a special education instructional assistant at Mill Creek Middle School.
Dr. Daniel D. Curry, Superintendent, said, “Every year, through this event, we see more and more of the depth of experience, love and commitment in our staff that makes Calvert County Schools such a great place. These two were selected from a truly outstanding bunch of nominees. We are especially excited to follow Nate Kimbro as he vies for Maryland Teacher of the Year. We think he can be a winner.”
Through Dr. Kimbro’s enthusiasm for his work and dedication to his students, he has built strong, positive relationships with staff and students at Huntingtown High. Rick Weber, principal, said Dr. Kimbro does a “a masterful job of working with troubled students, teaching them coping skills to help them manage their impulsive behaviors.” He makes an equal impact outside of the classroom by sponsoring the Brothers Reaching Out Club for African American male students. A frequent leader of school and county professional learning, he inspires his colleagues with his commitment, knowledge, and engaging speaking style.
According to her principal, Becky Bowen, Ms. Hagelin is “a great listener, a kind soul, and a hard worker. Most importantly, she is an advocate for all children. She literally runs from class to class to run small groups or to provide extra help so that her students experience success.” Ms. Hagelin is trained in numerous academic intervention programs, earning her the nickname “Reading Intervention Goddess.” In addition to working with students, she organizes materials for other staff members and schedules data collection sessions. Ms. Bowen said, “Her kind heart coupled with her dedication to the students of Mill Creek simply makes her one of the most loved and respected members of our staff.”
Both the Teacher of the Year and the Educational Support Person of the Year received a two-year lease on a new vehicle, generously donated by Bayside Auto Group.
Dr. Kimbro will move on to the Maryland Teacher of the Year competition, with the winner being announced in the fall.
The winners were announced at a gala event held at the Chesapeake Beach Resort and Spa. The Teacher of the Year and Educational Support Person of the Year celebration is generously sponsored by the following businesses and organizations:
Chesapeake Beach Resort & Spa
Community Bank of the Chesapeake
Educational Systems Federal Credit Union
The Optimist Club of Calvert, Prince Frederick
The Optimist Club of Calvert, Solomons
Crow Entertainment, LLC
Exelon Generation—Calvert Cliffs Nuclear Power Plant
Lifetouch National School Studios, Inc.
Mathnasium of Dunkirk