Teacher Fellow / High School Literacy
Year Honored: 2001Baltimore City Schools
At the time of the Award, Camille Basoco was:Teacher
Baltimore School for the Arts
Camille Basoco now teaches English to tenth graders at Springbrook High School in Silver Springs. Previously, she taught English at the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts, a magnet school for the performing and applied arts. Basoco helped her students bring life to language, whether performing Shakespeare's plays or producing class publications. Basoco also taught a year long tutorial program on Saturdays for struggling students and chaired the school's summer academic assistance program. Thanks to her efforts, all of her students passed the state-mandated language arts tests, and the school boasted a 100 percent graduation rate. Basoco developed a new teacher support program and is active in new teacher recruitment, selection and development.