WTOP | It’s Teacher Appreciation Week: UMD Showed Lots of Love to 3 Alums

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WTOP News reporter joined Dean Kimberly Griffin and College of Education faculty and staff  to surprise EdTerp alum and Spanish teacher Pedro Gonzalez ’06. 


One of three teachers honored by the college during Teacher Appreciation Week, Gonzalez was recognized for his impact as an educator and commitment to his students. Dean Griffin presented him with a $1,000 check and a gift basket with items from UMD-alumni owned businesses.


“Everybody’s got a favorite teacher but so often we don’t say thank you,” said Dean Griffin. “ It's Teacher Appreciation Week and we wanted to say thank you in a really big way.” 


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