Baltimore City Teacher of the Year: This past week, Delegate Keiffer Mitchell and I met with the 2010-2011 Baltimore City Teacher of the Year, Brian Rainville. Brian is a third-grade teacher at Commodore John Rogers Elementary School in Butcher’s Hill. His third-graders achieved a 100% passing rate on the Maryland School Assessment (MSA), with 86% of the students scoring in the advanced bracket for math. Congratulations to Brian for his outstanding achievement! See a picture of Delegate Mitchell and I with Brian above.
Marriage Equality: I met with a large group of marriage equality supporters from our district this past Monday. The Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted in favor of the marriage equality bill with a 7-4 vote this past Thursday. This coming Friday, February 25th, the House Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the marriage equality bill in the Joint Hearing Room. See pictures of the rally here.
In the District: Last Saturday, I attended an event celebrating the 125th anniversary of the Canton Public Library. The Canton branch is the oldest branch of the Enoch Pratt Library System in Baltimore. The library is currently preparing for a major renovation that would make the building fully ADA compliant and would upgrade its electrical and environmental systems. I’ll be scheduling public meetings at libraries in the district during several weekends in March as the legislature begins to make final choices about the 2012 budget and other issues. I’d like to hear from you at those meetings. I will be announcing the meeting schedule very soon.
Below is a picture of the cookbook I purchased from the Friends of the Canton Library. They use funds to help support improvements to the building and it's programs. The cookbook is another item from the 46th District on display in my office.
As always, please don't hesitate to contact me about any issue at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 410-841-3303.