Chesapeake Education STEMazing Service Award:
Student of the Year:
Maya Holloman—CSP MS
Hana Motta—CSP HS
Zachary Akyeampong—CMIT Elementary (N)
Louel Alan Maman—CMIT Elementary (S)
Eniola Dosu—CMIT Academy North MS
Donovan Perry—CMIT Academy North HS
Cayman Curry—CMIT Academy South MS
Sophia Montgomery—CMIT Academy South HS
Teacher of the Year:
Eugene Malloy—CSP MS
Fatima Smith—CSP HS
Michelle Tolbert—CMIT Elementary (N)
Victor Hawkins—CMIT Elementary (S)
Dana Wake—CMIT Academy North MS
Jessica Cunning—CMIT Academy North HS
Jemise Sawyer—CMIT Academy South MS
Lori Payne—CMIT Academy South HS
Support Staff of the Year:
Davette Phifer—CSP MS/HS
Ecola Virgil—CMIT Elementary (N)
Erika Herbert—CMIT Elementary (S)
Ronina Spence—CMIT Academy North MS
Mehmet Elmaci—CMIT Academy North HS
Tavon Cooke—CMIT Academy South MS/HS
Volunteer of the Year:
Peggy Klappenberger—CSP MS/HS
Kim Tavel—CMIT Elementary (N)
Trina Aime—CMIT Elementary (S)
Robert L. Jones—CMIT Academy North MS
Mary Milline—CMIT Academy North HS
Michelle Marshall—CMIT Academy South MS
Germansh Eshete—CMIT Academy South HS
CMIT Academy was recently honored on the U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools rankings for the year 2019, including being acknowledged as the #2 Maryland Public Charter School! Please click here to view the full article and rankings.
On May 10th, 2019, MDOT SHA kicked off the “Roadways in Developing Elementary Students” (RIDES) at CMIT Academy North Elementary after a successful launch of the program for 2018-2019. RIDES allows students to utilize their creativity through math and science activities to learn real-world transportation and civil engineering concepts. We appreciate the tools and training provided and together, with our MDOT SHA partners, the Chesapeake Lighthouse Foundation (CLF) looks forward to the program expansion to our CMIT Academy South Elementary in 2020!
After the historic pilot run in 2018-2019 of the “TRansportation And Civil engineering” (TRAC) Bridge Builder Module at CMIT Academy North that resulted in Maryland’s inaugural debut in the AASHTO National TRAC Bridge Builder Challenge, all CLF MS and HS’s launched TRAC. With the bar set higher, three CLF school teams rose to the challenge and were among only (18) teams nationally selected to participate in AASHTO’s National TRAC Bridge Challenge on May 22nd in Park City, Utah.
To commemorate this historic moment for Maryland, MDOT SHA’s Deputy Administrator Jason Ridgeway presented Chesapeake Science Point, CMIT Academy North HS, and CMIT Academy North MS each with certificates and trophies. We celebrated this tremendous achievement at the 05/10/2019 Media Event hosted at CLF Central Office in Laurel, MD.
2018: MD’s Inaugural Debut at the AASHTO TRAC Bridge Builder (CMIT N HS)
2019: MD returns & this time with 3 of 18 teams from across the USA. All (3) from a CLF Public-Charter School and MD now ranks 2nd for participating teams.
We were excited when Deputy Administrator mentioned expanding RIDES to our newest school, CMIT Elementary South!
Congratulations to our three CLF schools with National Finalists and good luck in Utah later this month!
On December 15th, CMIT Academy had it’s ribbon cutting ceremony for the high school building. After 18 months, on a very tight schedule we have been able to build and complete a state of the art facility for our students to enjoy and learn in for years to come.