She’s an English Learners teacher at West Frederick Middle.
Frederick, Md (KM). Jennifer Perez Ryan, a teacher at West Frederick Middle School, was named Frederick County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year for 2021–2022. She learned of the honor Tuesday morning during a celebration at the school which included Superintendent Dr. Theresa Alban, County Executive Jan Gardner, Frederick Mayor Michael O’Connor, School Board Member Karen Yoho and Frederick County Teachers Association President Missy Dirks.
Perez Ryan will represent Frederick County in the Maryland Teacher of the Year Program.
Perez Ryan is an English Learners teacher. She has served as an 8th grade team leader and the chair of the social studies department.
The School System says Perez Ryan is the LGBTQ Club Advisor at West Frederick Middle, and recently led a workshop that explored the topic of racism. It helped guide teachers in having uncomfortable conversations on this topic in the classroom
In a news release, Perez Ryan has served on the FCPS Racial Advisory Committee since 2019, and was named the Frederick Center Ally of the year for her support of LGBTQ students.
Perez Ryan is the first West Frederick Middle School teacher to be named FCPS Teacher of the Year.
She is the mother of two daughters who attend West Frederick Middle School.
By Kevin McManus