NREPs 2020 Teacher of the Year Nominee

NREPs 2020 Teacher of the Year Nominee
Posted on 02/28/2019
Bo WrennMeet Gerald “Bo” Wrenn, a middle school (6-8) Math and Life Skills Teacher at Northwestern Regional Education Programs (NREP), who was selected by his peers as the 2020 Nominee for Frederick County Public Schools’ (FCPS) Teacher of the Year Award. Every school site in FCPS is asked to select one outstanding teacher to represent their school for FCPS Teacher of the Year. Being selected as Teacher of the Year at NREP, said Bo, “came as a total surprise, but I am happy to represent our school.”

Bo has been an educator for more than 20 years. He has dedicated 18 years of teaching to NREP and has demonstrated an unwavering commitment to his students. Bo believes that ALL students have the right to learn. Bo shows genuine interest in his students and makes sure that they know he cares about them.

DecorativeWhen asked, “Why is teaching important to you?” Bo said, “There’s an old proverb that says, ‘If you give a man a fish, you feed him for a day. If you teach a man to fish, you feed him for a lifetime.’ Everyone should have the opportunity to learn, they just need the right people to teach them. I hope that somewhere along the line, I have taught someone to fish.”

Bo takes his job at NREP seriously, and says, “It takes a special person to work with the students here. You have to have patience, understanding, and be willing to think out of the box and differentiate learning techniques while maintaining a safe learning environment.” Even on the most stressful day of teaching, Bo reminds himself, “We are all students; we are all still learning and face challenges daily; we just need encouragement, direction, and guidance to make the best of any situation.”

When not in the classroom, Bo loves spending time with his wife, Jami, and their four children: Karisa, Ethan, Colin, and Maci. They enjoy traveling, hunting, fishing, taking walks, having picnics and going to the park.

FCPS will announce the 2020 Teacher of the Year award at Convocation on August 7, 2019. Good luck, Bo. All of us at NREP wish you well.
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