Tajma Burnside, City Springs Elementary / Middle, K-8, 2009-2018
Baltimore Polytechnic High School, 2022
Attends: Community College of Baltimore County
Part-time Starbucks barista
Career Plans: Labor and delivery nurse
Q: HOW DID ATTENDING A BCP SCHOOL PREPARE YOU FOR HIGH SCHOOL AND COLLEGE?
“The teachers and staff definitely prepared me for high school by always pushing me to do more and motivating me when I felt like giving up. There was a time during my senior year when I didn’t know what I wanted to do for the future, and they led me on the right path. I always know I can count on my City Springs family because not only did they watch me grow up, they always have my best interest at heart.”
Q: WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CITY SPRINGS EXPERIENCE?
“My favorite experience was raising money for the victims of Hurricane Harvey and having the opportunity to fly to California to be on the Ellen Show alongside Mr. O [Wyatt Oroke, Maryland Teacher of the Year in 2020-21.] I also really enjoyed my time at Middle Grades Partnership because I met some people who I still have relationships with to this day and I can’t imagine my life having not known them.”
CONGRATULATIONS, TAJMA, ON ALL YOU’RE ACCOMPLISHING!
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About the Baltimore Curriculum Project
Baltimore Curriculum Project (BCP) is the largest operator of local neighborhood, public charter schools in Maryland. We create safe, supportive learning environments for children PK-8 by providing innovative, research-based educational strategies, intensive teacher training and extensive support for administration and staff. We support our local neighborhood needs by tailoring our resources and support through community partnerships.
As one of the longest-running charter operators in Maryland, our schools are regularly recognized as some of the most highly acclaimed neighborhood charter schools in the state.
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