By: Zorais Naroo, Meredith Neely, Justin Zulu and Ben Lahmann
Glenelg High School welcomed new faculty and staff this year. Here are those that look to make an impact on our school community:
Ms. Rachel Litvin
Originally from Bridgeport, Conn., Rachel Litvin attended Loyola college after moving to Maryland with her partner. With this being her first year as a full time counselor and first year working at Glenelg, Litvin is ecstatic to be involved with students in many different ways, such as the Straight and Gay Alliance, along with the Asian Student Union. Overall, Litvin has made many connections this year and is excited to see what else Glenelg has to offer.
SRO Philip Lilly
Sitting in a corner of the front office, new school resource officer Philip Lilly spends his day performing his favorite job: mentoring students. Originating from North Carolina, Lilly finds Glenelg High School to be incredibly good-hearted, spirited, and strikingly similar to his experiences in high school as well. From the school spirit and competitive athletics to the sheer enthusiasm, Lilly finds the rural Howard County school’s environment to be inviting and diverse. Hoping to make the community a better place for everyone involved, Lilly encourages everyone to be active and involved in the student community.
Ms. Anna Pallozzi
Located in the English hallway, Anna Pallozzi is a dedicated freshman English teacher who is new to not only the Glenelg building, but also to the high school environment. From her previous time working at Hammond Middle School to coaching soccer and softball, Pallozzi has always enjoyed teaching and coaching. Pallozzi, inspired by her 8th grade English teacher, was motivated to pursue teaching, especially when she took part in an internship during her senior year. From being a student to teaching her favorite subject, Pallozzi is excited to be working at Glenelg this year.
Mr. Christopher Fox
Motivated to become a teacher from his father, Christopher Fox, an educator of 23 years, is the new choir and piano teacher in the fine arts hallway. Fox said he loves the academic atmosphere and enjoys working with students who are energetic and motivated to learn. From working at Bonnie Branch Middle School for six years to his first year at Glenelg, Fox enjoys the Gladiator student life and living out his childhood dream of following in his father's footsteps.
Mr. Joseph Koenig
Maryland born and raised Joseph Koenig works not only at Glenelg but Glenwood Middle School as the new music teacher. A graduate from the University of Maryland with a music education degree, Koenig started learning music at a young age before working his way to a long term substitute for orchestra. While he started his teaching with online schooling and adjusting to in person classes, Koenig is more than willing to help others find a passion for music.
Ms. Carrie Clippard-Cope
Carrie Clippard-Cope may not be new to teaching, with seven years of teaching experience, but she is new to Glenelg. Clippard-Cope’s love for science, and seeing a shortage of female science teachers, motivated her to first teach in Pennsylvania. Glenelg is the largest school Clippard-Cope has worked so far and is surprised by how much students are involved with extracurricular activities and the higher standards students have for themselves.
Mr. Moises Zelaya
Fresh out of working in Reservoir High School as a paraeducator, Moises Zelaya is the new Principles of Business teacher. He studied at McDaniel College where he majored in Accounting Economics. His passion for finances and economics motivated Zelaya to become a business teacher. This is his first year teaching, and he said that he really likes Glenelg’s unified relationship between sports and academics. Zelaya is ecstatic to begin his journey at Glenelg, and to be able to interact with all the students each and every day.
Ms. Addie Consoli
New to Glenelg, but not to Howard County, Addie Consoli is the new art teacher that students and teachers admire. Her love and intrigue for art is what motivated her to become an art teacher. Her favorite art is charcoal because of its unique texture. Consoli studied at Towson University and enjoys spending time with family, walking on the beach, and crafting. She said that what she enjoys about Glenelg is that students are very respectful to her and she never has to become stressed out about a student. Consoli is looking forward to getting to know what Glenelg is all about, and getting to know the students and staff.