Submitted by Shana McIver
If you missed the event at the Walters Art Museum on October 25th, Sunday afternoon, then you missed a great time! Ted Smith, teacher and National Academic League leader, was of 12 Baltimore City Schools heroes receiving special recognition for their commitment to uplifting the lives of children.
A display of artwork created by Guilford students and a brief bio of Mr. Smith are on display at the Walters on the fourth floor. Everyone was very proud of the spectacular dramatic performance by Guilford’s own student performers, who were instructed for only a few weeks prior to the big event by theater teachers from Run of the Mill Theater.
Many of Mr. Smith’s current and former students — totaling about 50 supporters — spent the afternoon at the Walters in a show of support for their teacher and mentor. Those who came out to share in this recognition event included students, alumni, colleagues, volunteers, parents, and community partners. City Schools CEO Dr. Andres Alonso addressed the audience and with much energy and excitement, describing event as “BIG fun.”
This project was coordinated at Guilford by GHCC’s Community School Site Coordinator, Shana McIver. She began the coordination of this event last spring and has brokered the relationship between the partners, families, and the school to add to the huge success of this event.
Everyone present enjoyed the ceremony and the gallery’s art as well. Do yourself a favor and check out the City School students’ artwork on the fourth floor in addition to the international exhibition, Heroes: Mortals and Myths in Ancient Greece, on the first floor. Please spread the word about the FREE opportunity for families to explore, learn, and have fun at the Walters Art Museum!