Dundalk Teacher Honored by Commission on Disabilities

Brandi Corriggio, an educator at Battle Monument School, was named Teacher of the Year by the Baltimore County Commission on Disabilities.

Corriggio is the elementary team leader, school testing coordinator, Individual Educational Program (IEP) chair, and job coach at Battle Monument School. Battle Monument School is a public day school for students between the ages 3-21 years old who have significant intellectual disabilities.

Corriggio also serves on the school’s Instructional Leadership Team, Crisis Team, and Equity Committee. She began her career at Battle Monument in 2005 as a Preschool-3, Pre-Kindergarten, and Kindergarten teacher.

As job coach for Battle Monument, Corriggio works with the BCPS transition coordinator to
identify worksites and complete all required paperwork. Prior to taking students to their worksites, she develops a plan to teach them aspects of the work assignment.

She also collaborates with classroom teachers regarding which students are ready to work. Franklin Square Hospital, Red Brick Station, and The Exchangeree at White Marsh are a few of the partnerships Corriggio has developed. Some placements have resulted in employment opportunities for students when they leave the school system at age 21.

“I think Ms. Corriggio is an ideal candidate for the Baltimore County Teacher of the Year,” wrote Battle Monument Principal Jerry Easterly in nominating her. “She is a strong advocate for students with intellectual disabilities. She is poised and confident, both qualities that I consider necessary for the Teacher of the Year.”