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Support Southwest Baltimore's teachers and students with the gift of books!

With Pay-it-Forward, you are able to purchase books from a teacher's classroom wishlist and we, working in partnership with locals schools, deliver those book directly into the hands of the teacher for his/her classroom at the end of the month. We will feature a new teacher each month.

Our Teacher for February is Mrs. Proctor!

Read her bio below and check out her wishlist!
Mrs. Proctor is a 7th and 8th Grade ELA Teacher, Team Leader, and BCPSS Model Teacher at Southwest Baltimore Charter School. She has almost 20 years of experience working in public education both here in Baltimore and in her home country, New Zealand. She has taught across the grade levels and feels most connected to her 7th and 8th-grade students. In 2002 Mrs. Proctor began teaching in Baltimore at Mt. Royal Elementry Middle School. During her time at Mt. Royal she taught 7th grade literacy, elementary drama, 6th-8th grade visual art, and 7th and 8th grade Ingenuity Project literacy. Mrs. Proctor began teaching at SBCS in 2008 as a 5th-grade literacy and humanities teacher. During this time she helped prepare for the expansion of the SBCS Middle School program. She later became the Middle Grades Director, taking on an administrative and coaching role. During her time at SBCS she has served on the school leadership team, been the new teacher mentor, high school choice liaison and she has presented at The Progressive Education Summit,  several EL Education National Conferences, and the Maryland Institute College of Art. In 2017, Mrs. Proctor returned to the classroom to teach 7th and 8th grade ELA and to apply everything she learned while out of the classroom. Her favorite books to teach include: To Kill a Mockingbird, Anything by Jason Reynolds, Call of the Wild, Dear Martin and The Giver.

Click here to visit the Pay-It-Forward page to see Mrs Proctor's wishlist and purchase books from it!