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About Us

        Here at TEEAM, Technology and Engineering Educators Association of Maryland, we are driven by a single commitment to people, technology, and teamwork; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. Our decision-making process, resources, and support is informed by comprehensive empirical studies and high-quality data evaluation.

We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact on all of our pursuits.


We believe all students can embrace who they are,
can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

The mission of TEEAM is to unite Engineering and Technology Education professionals in a non-profit organization dedicated to the improvement of Technology Education by:

  • Promoting an awareness of the contributions of Engineering and Technology Education

  • Representing Engineering and Technology Education interests on legislative and other state and national issues

  • Providing opportunities for in-service training of teachers and other educators through conferences, published information, and meetings where knowledge and experiences may be shared

  • Serving as a collective liaison and representative of Maryland Engineering and Technology Education professionals with other professional organizations

  • Recognizing and rewarding the achievements of professionals and students in Engineering and Technology Education

  • Recruiting prospective Engineering and Technology Education teachers

Our Mission

Our Vision

TEEAM’s vision is to build a community of Maryland technology and engineering educators for facilitating professional development, encouraging collaboration and recognizing excellence.

Meet the Executive Team & Partners


Angela Bernard


Angela is a teacher with Howard County Public Schools. 

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Ishani Ghosh

Student Ambassador & Website Lead

Ishani is a high school senior at Centennial High School with Howard County Public Schools.


Karima Al-Bari Smaw


Karima is a teacher with Prince George's County Home and Hospital.


Zulay Joa

 Past President

Zulay is a teacher with Montgomery County Public Schools.  

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Daa'iyah Cooke

Vice President

Daa'iyah is a teacher with Frederick County Public Schools.  


Ruth Akers

Communications Chair

Ruth is a CTE Resource Teacher for Baltimore County Public Schools


Melvin Gill

ITEEA Affiliate 

Melvin is a Technology Education Department Chair for Anne Arundel County Public Schools

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Scott Nichols

MSDE Representative 

Scott is a Career Programs, STEM, and Computer Science Specialist for MSDE.


Kevin Koperski


Kevin is currently a Project Lead the Way teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School.


We Need You on our TEEAM! 

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