Geiman Selected as Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year
Release Date: 8/25/2011 1:35:21 PM
Aaron Geiman, an agriscience teacher at North Carroll High School, has been selected as one of seven finalists for the 2011-2012 Maryland Teacher of the Year.
Geiman earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science and Agricultural Education from Oklahoma State University in 1997. He received his Master of Education in Career and Technical Education from the University of Maryland Eastern Shore in 2009.
Geiman began his teaching career at North Carroll High School in 1998. He is a member of several professional associations including the National Association of Agricultural Educators where he serves as the National Committee Chair for Public Policy. Other professional memberships include the Maryland Agriculture Teachers Association, the Association for Career and Technical Education, the National Education Association, and the Maryland State Education Association. Geiman is also the recipient of numerous awards from organizations such as the National Association of Agricultural Educators and the Maryland FFA.
Geiman has led several curriculum teams during the writing and revising of Agricultural Education and Technology Education guides. He has led workshops on Agricultural Education and related topics at countywide professional development events. In addition, as a seven year member of the Maryland Agriculture Teachers Association Executive Board, he has been involved in leading state teachers in legislative, curricular, and financial directives to improve agriculture in Maryland. Geiman is also the nation’s first Master Teacher for the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE) Animal Science, and a two-time National Agricultural Education Leadership Summit attendee.
Geiman was influenced to become an educator by the insights and suggestions of his high school teachers, who realized his innate ability to help others reach success. As a teacher of thirteen years, he has continued to work in education for two reasons – his passion for helping others to expand their knowledge and skills, and his involvement in educational reform, particularly in Agriscience Education at the national level.
According to Willam Jay Jackman, Executive Director of the National Association of Agricultural Educators, “Aaron has made many substantial contributions to public school education locally, statewide, and nationally. He is one of our most influential teacher leaders with the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education (CASE). initiative. His work with our national CASE leadership team is exceptional.”
Geiman was named Carroll County Teacher of the Year during the Board of Education’s employee recognition ceremony on Thursday, April 28, 2011. The Carroll County Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to an individual who represents Carroll County teachers in the Maryland Teacher of the Year Program, and possibly the National Teacher of the Year Program.
The Maryland Teacher of the Year will be named at an Awards Gala to be held on Friday, October 14, 2011, at Martin’s West.