Loyola Students Receive Teaching Fellows in Maryland Scholarships – Newsroom

| Written by Andrew Aldrich

Loyola University, Maryland graduate students Carolyn Piotrowski, ’08, MAT ’23, and Bradley Hartman, MAT ’23, have been awarded the Maryland Scholarships Teaching Fellowship from the Maryland Higher Education Commission. The scholarship is awarded to students who undertake to teach at a Maryland public school or public kindergarten in which 50% of students are eligible for free or reduced price meals.

The Teaching Fellowship of Maryland Scholarship pays tuition, fees, and housing allowance. Additionally, Loyola is one of four private universities in Maryland to offer identical tuition awards.

“As a Jesuit institution, Loyola University in Maryland is proud to match the Teaching Fellows Award for the Maryland Scholarship as part of our mission to develop effective and ethical leaders in education,” said Melissa Mullery, Master of Arts in Loyola Teaching Program Director. “The Matched Education Program creates opportunities for aspiring educators – such as Caroline Piotrowski and Bradley Hartman – to make a positive and lasting impact in our schools and communities.”

Caroline Piotrovsky, 08, died 23is pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with a Technical Certificate in pre-K-12 grades at Loyola.

“Art promotes creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration. These skills are essential for understanding children and transferring knowledge,” said Piotrovsky. “I enjoy communicating with children and having a positive impact in their lives. My teachers have inspired me and want to be the same important influence and help children achieve their education, careers and goals.”

Piotrowski spent 10 years working in sales and four years teaching English online to speakers of other languages. Most recently, she has worked for Harford County Public Schools and supported students as a Special Education Assistant in the Classroom Support Program. She resides in Abingdon, Maryland, and plans to fulfill her service commitment to the scholarship by teaching in Harford County.

Bradley Hartman, died 23, pursuing a Master of Arts in Teaching with a Secondary Social Studies Certificate in grades seven through twelve at Loyola. His family supported him through his undergraduate studies in Sociology.

“I am so grateful for this opportunity. One of my proudest moments is that I finally got to tell my parents that they no longer have to worry,” Hartmann said.

Prior to pursuing a Master of Arts degree in teaching, Hartmann worked part-time in human resources in a law firm. A resident of Baltimore, plans to fulfill his duty to serve in Baltimore County or the surrounding area.

Loyola’s full-time, one-year convenience all-online option attracted Piotrowski and Hartman to the Master of Arts in Teaching program.

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