New Faces in Familiar Places-Part II

Our introductions to new staff members at your favorite high school continue with these awesome folks:

Mrs. Bednarczyk

Jackie BHi, my name is Jackie Bednarczyk and I am so excited to be the new Paraeducator at Howard High School.  This will be my 4th year as a member of the Howard County Public School System.  I come to Howard High from River Hill High School where I was a Paraprofessional and Assistant Varsity Softball Coach for the past three years. I received my bachelors in Human Services from Stevenson University and my Masters in School Counseling from McDaniel College.  I have a passion for educating today’s youth and can’t wait for the 2015/2016 school year.

Ms. Conti

GiulianaI was born and raised in north eastern Ohio. My mother and father are Italian immigrants to the United States and I am very proud to be first generation Italian American. After graduating from High school, I attended Youngstown State University where I studied to become a world language teacher. I received a Bachelor’s of Science in Education degree with certifications pre-k-12 in Italian and Spanish.

I taught Spanish to 8th grade students for five years in Charles County. In addition to being a certified Spanish teacher, I have a Master’s in Reading Education from Towson University and am a certified Reading Specialist. I enjoy to read, cook, travel, mountain bike, spin bike and garden. I also enjoy spending time with my significant other Justin and our three kittens Mario, Luigi and Buddy. I am very passionate about teaching world languages and I am looking forward to my 9th year in education and a successful 2015-2016 school year. Go Lions!

 Mr. Smith

Mr. SmithAs I tell my son Josh I’m not old I’m just older and certainly not as old as my friend in the picture but I do love showing students the exponential rate of technological change.

Confucius said “choose a job you love and you’ll never have to work a day in your life”. I have been blessed to have three great careers: Electronics Technician/Supervisor Communication Center USS Virginia CGN-38, 22 years in radio and TV broadcasting in almost all job titles there are available, and now a certified public school teacher. After five years in the Navy, I attended Marshall University attaining a BA in Business Management. I wrote/produced thousands of commercials and enjoyed helping many businesses and corporations be successful. I can say “I’m not a doctor but I have played one of TV.”

I moved to Frederick, MD eleven years ago and began teaching pre-k to fifth graders how to fish with a local church; nothing like watching a little one do the fish dance when they catch their first fish. I graduated from Mt. St. Mary’s University in 2009 and have attained a quintuple certification in Business Education, Technology Education, FACS, Middle School Math, and Special Education. My teaching experiences have been in middle and high schools with FCPS and AACPS and I am very excited to come to Howard High School teaching foundations of technology and advanced technological applications. I look forward to showing our students possible career paths so they too can never work a day in their life and maybe a fish/learning dance along the way.

Mrs. Rill

Amy RillMy name is Amy Rill and I am excited to be joining the staff at Howard High School! I will be teaching German in the morning and will also be teaching Spanish at Harper’s Choice Middle School in the afternoon. I have been teaching for 18 years in Carroll County, MD, where I have had the opportunity to coach, advise various student clubs and organizations, and take students on trips to many different locations abroad. My hobbies include reading, listening to music, traveling and spending time with my husband and two young boys.

I look forward to getting to know the students and parents in the Howard High School community. I extend my best wishes for a fantastic school year!

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