Kimberly Burton-Regulski, mathematics department chair at Eastern Technical High School, has been named that group’s 2020 Maryland Outstanding Educator. She will be honored at MSET’s Common Ground 2020 conference, April 30 – May 1, at the Ocean City Convention Center.
Burton-Regulski has taught mathematics and computer science at Eastern Tech for 21 years. She has earned a bachelor’s degrees in mathematics and computer science from Towson University and a master’s degree in advanced information technology from Stevenson University. She has been instrumental in building the computer science program at Eastern Tech. Eastern Tech now requires all 9th grade students to take Foundations of Computer Science. Burton-Regulski is also the innovation coordinator for Eastern Tech’s comprehensive Makerspace and a College Board consultant.
In 2009, Burton-Regulski was awarded the Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching. Her other honors include being named Teacher of the Month by Code.org, Microsoft Innovative Educator, and the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing Educator. She sponsors a Girls in STEM club and the Maverick Coding Club. She also teaches a Teaching Computer Science in the Secondary Schools course for Towson University.
In nominating Burton-Regulski, Eastern Tech STAT teacher Jayme Harget wrote: “Kimberly Burton-Regulski has a significant positive impact on technology use locally, regionally, and nationally. She exhibits leadership in her school with a vision of technology infusion that has resulted in the development of a makerspace and an elective course in Innovation & Design Thinking. Through the application of Design Thinking, her work empowers learners to flourish in a connected world by cultivating a passionate learning community and an empathy for others…She believes that in order to best serve her students she must be forward-thinking and willing to learn new technologies and new teaching strategies.“