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Dean Sheridan
email: Dean_Sheridan@hcpss.org

Past President

Sharon Kramer
email: Sharon_Kramer@hcpss.org

Sharon is the Instructional Facilitator for curriculum in the areas of Technology Education, Engineering: Project Lead the Way, Computer Science, Cybersecurity and Business Education in Howard County. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in biology and minors in math and chemistry as well as a Master of Science degree in Computer Science. She has worked in industry as an engineer for over ten years. She holds Administrator I/II certifications along with teaching certification areas in technology education, mathematics, biology, chemistry and computer science. Currently she is pursuing a PhD in educational leadership.

Sharon Kramer
Instructional Facilitator, CTE
Applications and Research Lab (ARL)
10920 Clarksville Pike
Ellicott City, MD 21042


Kathleen Setzer
email: ksetzer@bcps.org

Kathleen Setzer, the Technology Education department chairperson at Pikesville High School in Baltimore County Public Schools, spent the first fourteen years of her career in the corporate arena responsible for monthly accounting reporting and consolidations via the Hyperion Reporting system. In 2003, Kathleen transitioned to the field of education as a Computer Science teacher at her Alma Mater, Baltimore City College in Baltimore, Maryland. She then moved to the Baltimore County Public Schools as a Business Education teacher and a Work-Based Learning Coordinator until 2007. She left teaching to open her own successful Edible Arrangements franchise. After her franchise was off the ground she returned to her true career calling in education as a Technology Education teacher in 2009. As department chairperson, her leadership duties include technology education and Project Lead The Way Engineering. She is a current member of TEEAM.
Kathleen Setzer has earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Accounting from the Catonsville Community College, a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Business with a specialization in Accounting and Computer Information Systems, a Masters of Arts degree in Secondary Education and a post Master’s certificate in Administration and Supervision from the College of Notre Dame of Maryland. She has returned to the College of Notre Dame to pursue a Doctorate of Philosophy in Education Leadership for a Changing Population.

Communications Officer

Ruth Akers
Email: rakers@bcps.org

Technology Education Instructor
Sollers Point Technical High School

MSDE Representative

Tiara Booker-Dwyer
email: tiara.booker-dwyer@maryland.gov

Tiara Booker-Dwyer is a Career and Technology Education Specialist for the Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE). In this position, she supervises instructional programs for technology education, engineering, financial literacy, and family and consumer science. Prior to joining MSDE, Tiara worked for the Maryland Business Roundtable where she developed strategic alliances and worked collaboratively with businesses, governmental agencies, local school systems, and institutions of higher education to implement programs designed to prepare K-12 students for future job markets.
Tiara has extensive experience in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). She has worked as a STEM Specialist for MSDE; taught various physical and life science courses at the middle school, high school, and college levels; and conducted research and published in the field of neuroscience as a doctoral candidate at Johns Hopkins University. Tiara has earned a Master’s in Biology from Johns Hopkins University and a Graduate Certificate in School Supervision and Administration from Johns Hopkins University School of Education as part of the International Society for Technology in Education cohort.

Tiara Booker-Dwyer
Career and Technology Education Specialist
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-767-0177
Fax: 410-313-2099



Jennifer L. Starr
email: Jennifer_Starr@hcpss.org

College Representative




Dr. Thomas Loveland, Academic Coordinator, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Career and Technology Education Program BMI:
email: tloveland@umes.edu

University of Maryland Eastern Shore has a new Coordinator and Professor for the Masters Program in Career and Technology Education located at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Dr. Thomas Loveland was running the Technology Education BS degree and Career and Technical Education programs at St. Petersburg College (SPC) in Clearwater, Florida before accepting the position at UMES. He has his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction – Vocational Education from the University of South Florida. Originally from Wisconsin, Dr. Loveland had a long career in film and video production before deciding to become a teacher in 1995. He taught Technology Studies and TV Production at the high school level before moving up to teaching at the college level in 2004.

Executive Director

Position currently vacant

Vice President
Student Relations

Paul A. Wiedorn
email: Paul_Wiedorn@hcpss.org

Paul Wiedorn has taught Technology and Engineering Education in Maryland since 1998 at in Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. Currently at Wilde Lake High, he teaches the basic required Technology Education credit and pre-engineering classes.

Mr. Wiedorn has mentored students in numerous engineering challenge activities including the Young America Challenge and particularly the Maryland Engineering Challenges. He has presented at several of our annual TEEAM conferences and is the perennial Master of Ceremonies for the TEEAM excellence awards ceremony. Most recently, he has been traveling around the country presenting the Electric Cargo Airplane module for AIAA.

Mr. Wiedorn earned a BS in Naval Architecture from the United States Naval Academy in 1978. He then earned an MS, also in Naval Architecture from the University of Michigan (1981). In 1999 he earned an MS General Education from the Johns Hopkins University.

This year’s TEAM Leadership Award winner, Mr. Wiedorn developed the fluids and thermodynamics units for the TELP program. He has also helped write several curricula, including a technical writing course, Introduction to Engineering and Technology Concepts, and Engineering Principles and Applications. He was also the principle author of the Electric Cargo Airplane Curriculum Module for AIAA.

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