2019 Teacher of the Year:
Richard Warren, Jr.
Dr. Richard Warren Jr is an Advanced Professional Certified Teacher with seven years of teaching experience. He holds a Bachelors in Science, Masters in Teaching, and Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.
As the eighth grade Science teacher at Crisfield High School and Academy, Warren leads the school’s first-ever S.T.E.M Applications program. He designed this award-winning program to meet the challenges of the global society through innovation, collaboration, and creative problem-solving.
Trained in the field of science pedagogy, Warren infuses technology, music, and real-world learning experiences that contribute to groundbreaking projects and academic excellence. His students have achieved record-breaking gains on state assessments and were selected as state finalist out of 3,000 applicants in the nationally recognized Samsung Solve for Tomorrow S.T.E.M contest.
He is a member of the Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports team where he led a diverse committee to re-evaluate and increase the school’s distribution of reward bucks. Warren is expert in teacher retention where he has compiled, written, and published over 150 pages of literature concerning teacher mentoring to help school districts nationwide. Since 2015, he has worked closely with his district’s teacher mentoring program, helping beginning teachers find success and gratification in the classroom.
Warren is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore preparing future teachers to take on the next generation of students. He is bridging the gap as a natural liaison between pre-service teacher preparation programs and in-service teaching.