LEONARDTOWN, Md. (August 18, 2010)—Ms. Dawn Pipkin, an instructional resource teacher at Leonardtown Middle School, has been appointed to the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness by Governor Martin O'Malley. Governor O'Malley recently announced his appointments to the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness; the University System of Maryland Board of Regents; the Blue Ribbon Commission on Transportation Funding; the State Health Services Cost Review Commission; and the Task Force to Study Nanobiotechnology.
"I am proud to announce the appointments to the various Boards and Commissions across the State. Each appointee brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise that will serve as an asset to the Boards they will serve on," said Governor O'Malley. "We have worked hard to compile a list of individuals from across our State with diverse educational, career, geographic, gender and ethnic backgrounds to continue to help protect Maryland's priorities."
Ms. Pipkin holds a Master of Arts degree in reading education from Towson University, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in human studies from St. Mary's College of Maryland. Ms. Pipkin, who joined the school system in August 2000, is a National Board certified teacher.
"Dawn Pipkin is one of our highly effective Board Certified teachers who has a full grasp on the pedagogical strategies and curriculum models designed to improve teaching and learning for all students," said Dr. Martirano, superintendent of schools. "She is an outstanding selection for the Maryland Council for Educator Effectiveness and she has my full confidence and support."