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Mark Keefer


Mr. Keefer was born and raised in Hagerstown and attended local schools.  Upon graduation from North Hagerstown High School in 1995, he attended Frostburg State University and graduated with a BS in Biology.  He continued his education with Frostburg and earned a Master's in Educational Administration and Supervision in 2006.  He spent 11 years teaching grades 7 and 8 at Antietam Academy, as well as 3 years teaching Biology in the Twilight Program. He spent the next 5 years teaching 7th and 8th grade Science at Northern Middle, where he also served as 8th grade Team Leader, was a member of the Instructional Leadership Team, and was a certified AVID Elective teacher.  Mr. Keefer is excited to be a member of the Barbara Ingram Staff and is looking forward to serving the talented and diverse students here!


Annitsa Spanos


I am very excited to begin my new adventure at the BISFA and in WCPS. I will be teaching Physics, Chemistry and Integrated Physics and Chemistry this year.  I have been teaching for 17+ years.  I have taught all levels of school, elementary, middle, and high, in both public and private settings.  I also teach Physics and Earth and Space Science at Shepherd University as an adjunct instructor.  I was a professor in the Geology, Physics, and Education Departments at Hagerstown Community College and a professor at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College for over 10+ years where I designed the Technical Physics course in the Mechatronics program.  In the past, I have taught in Anne Arundel, Baltimore, and Carroll Counties, MD, as well as in Jefferson County, WV. I love teaching, meeting new people, and learning new things! On a personal note, my husband of 37 years, and I have 4 adult children - 3 sons and a daughter.  We live in Harpers Ferry on a mini farm with lots of different animals.   My animals are my pets, not food, and they make me happy!  On a side note: I am a vegetarian.  I am a board member of the Friends National Conservation Training Center, a member of the Maryland Association for Environmental and Outdoor Education, and a Maryland Service-Learning Fellow (Teacher/Faculty Service-Learning Leadership Trainer). In addition, I am vice-president of Trego Mountain Nature Center where many WCPS students complete service-learning hours.  I am very much looking forward to working with everyone here at BISFA.