Professional of the Year - Elementary Education

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Dorothy Marie Cockey

Title: Administrator, Educator, Retired
Industry: Education
Type of Organization: Social Network
Major Product/Service: Providing information on herbs
Expertise: Currently, Ms. Cockey teaches early and elementary education about herbs and Cairn terriers. She promotes community kindness.
Geographic Area of Distribution: Baltimore, Maryland
University/Degree: M.A., Education, Towson University, 1972
Born: August 4, 1945, Baltimore, Maryland
Hobbies/Sports: Writing, gardening
Work History: Previously, Ms. Cockey served as an administrator and educator. She was the assistant principal at Warren Road Elementary School. She was the administrator at Chestnut-Ridge Grace Preschool. Ms. Cockey also taught second grade where she developed and implemented a primary science program for at-risk students. Later she was an administrator and focused on grades Pre-K through grade 5. She provided staff development to the teachers to enable them to implement Baltimore County’s outstanding curriculum effectively. Her work also engaged senior citizens to work with individual students on their needs in reading.
Published Works: 1 book, "Herbs are Easy"; Articles
Career Accomplishments: After Ms. Cockey retired from the BCPS system, she became involved with herbs. She started an herb club entitled, Herb People of Baltimore County, on the social network called Nextdoor.com. She now has over 250 members in the club which shares herb information to people in Baltimore County and Harford County in Maryland and members of Facebook.