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Oct. 7, 2022

S3 Ep2: Becoming an Apple Distinguished School with Ryan Cowder & Amy Gallagher

S3 Ep2: Becoming an Apple Distinguished School with Ryan Cowder & Amy Gallagher

It’s a celebration! Carrie and Nick sit down with the leaders responsible for helping Berlin Intermediate School (BIS) in Maryland become an Apple Distinguished School! School principals Ryan Cowder and Amy Gallagher share BIS’s journey to reach this coveted distinction and how the school will continue to build upon this recognition with innovation and creativity.
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Amy Gallagher

Principal, Berlin Intermediate School

As I begin my 22nd year in public education, I am so excited to be returning to Berlin Intermediate School (BIS) as principal to work with the most amazing students and staff in the world! During my tenure in Worcester County Public Schools, I have served as an 8th grade social studies teacher at Stephen Decatur Middle School, a high school Curriculum Resource Teacher at Pocomoke High School, an Assistant Principal here at Berlin Intermediate School, and most recently as the Coordinator of Accountability, Assessment and School Counselors at the Central Office. I have learned so many valuable lessons that I bring with me to the principalship at BIS and absolutely loved the opportunity to shape the future for our young people in every role along the way.

At Berlin Intermediate School, we hold high standards for academic success, student wellness and responsible citizenship. Our staff understands the impact they have in each child’s life and is committed to the well-being of the whole child. Our teachers and staff members strive to bring out the best in every student at Berlin Intermediate School as we Believe, Imagine, Succeed and to support Jr. Seahawks who are Respectful, Responsible and Ready to Learn.

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Ryan Cowder

School Principal

Principal of Showell Elementary School