Dr. Detchon has 31 years teaching experience and for the past 7 years has been a Special Education Teacher at Liberty Intermediate School. She has been with DoDEA schools since 1986, with assignments in England and Scotland at Edzell Elementary/Middle School, Chicksands Elementary/Middle School, Feltwell Elementary School and now at Liberty Intermediate School. Prior to joining DoDEA schools, Mrs. Detchon taught in a variety of capacities in Scotland, Spain, Florida and West Africa. She is a graduate of Robert Gordons University in Scotland and he earned a Master's Degree in Education from the University of Maryland and a Doctorate of Education from Oklahoma State University.

Dr. Detchon advocates that teachers have it within their power to inspire and empower their charges to reach high expectations. Rapidly changing technologies and increasing diversity must be met with robust commitment to expand existing repertoires. Teachers must look to their willingness to change and embrace upcoming challenges. A colleague states, "She has perfected the art of using best instructional practices with unique approaches to stimulate and motivate children. Her high expectations, combined with a rare understanding of special needs, make a difference in children's lives."

2008 winner, Maggie Detchon
Maggie Detchon
Special Education Teacher
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