Since arriving at James M. Bennett High School in Salisbury, psychology and social sciences teacher Charles Greiner has boosted enrollment in psychology classes threefold. By assigning authentic research projects, encouraging higher-order thinking, and maintaining high expectations, Mr. Greiner motivates each of his students to excel. His constant search for innovative ideas led him to research, propose and locally pilot the county's first Advanced Placement psychology course, and engaged students and staff in a nationally recognized service project, raising over $20,000 to create a Community Memorial Garden honoring fallen youth. As a mentor teacher, Mr. Greiner shares his wealth of best practices and classroom strategies with new educators and has received numerous honors for his instructional and community leadership.
1993 Elizabethtown College, B.A.