Sofia Park, a French teacher at The Park School in Baltimore, is the winner of this year’s Friedel and Otto Eberspacher Award for Excellence in the Teaching of a Modern Western European Language from the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY).
Presented each year to an educator who inspires students to understand the world’s people and cultures, the award was established in 1989 by Lieselotte E. Kurth of Johns Hopkins University’s German Department. It includes a $1,500 prize.
Students in grades 7-12 who participate in CTY’s humanities and writing Summer Programs courses can nominate a teacher from their home school for the award. Maya Newman-Toker nominated Park after participating in CTY’s Existentialism course last summer....Read more.