For its February Educator of the Month, the Anne Arundel Board of Education recognized former school performance coach and current assistant principal Paige Chang.
During the pandemic last year, Chang facilitated the new Virtual Learning Committee. This committee addressed the needs of teachers in terms of providing virtual teaching and learning tools, tips, and resources.
According to the Severna Park High School team that nominated Chang, she leads by example and is a model educator. Chang has grown professionally by taking on new roles and responsibilities throughout her tenure at Severna Park High School. She is well respected and highly sought after by teachers for collaborative planning.
Among her many roles, she supports the faculty through the student learning objective (SLO) process. She created and implemented structures, documents, and procedures for staff to streamline and track the SLO process. She served as the school’s leader in the development and implementation of the Global and Community Citizenship grade 9 course, while also serving as the school’s equity liaison.
Since her arrival at Severna Park High School, she has been an asset to the students, faculty and staff, and community stakeholders, according to her nomination form. Her high energy and expert knowledge are boundless. Through her creativity, she brings fresh ideas to the students while also developing a good rapport with the faculty and parents. Chang single-handedly kept Severna Park High School afloat during the many challenges that occurred throughout virtual and hybrid learning.