"BL students, take advantage of your opportunities!"
Phone Number: 410-377-5192 ext. 1124
Joined Boys' Latin: 1981
Upper School History
Coach, Ice Hockey
Coach, Varsity Football
Committee Member, Athletic Hall of Fame
Coordinator, Veteran's Day
Coordinator, Lower School Gettysburg Field Trip Program
Hometown: Eldersburg, MD
Education & Professional Training:
B.S., Towson University
Teacher, McDonogh School
Military History Program Coordinator, National Park Service
Instructor for numerous military Interpretation and firearms instructional sessions, National Park Service
Student Teacher and Mentor, Loyola University
Contributor and researcher for 10 books, including: Your Brother Will, Faces of D-Day, Shock Troops of the Confederacy and D-Day Utah Beach
Researcher and narrator for documentaries such as Over Here Over There Maryland in the Great War, Maryland Public Television
Awards, Honors and Recognition:
Summer Travel Grant Award, 2010, The Boys' Latin School
Honorary Alumnus, 2009, The Boys' Latin School
J. Duncan Smith Faculty Chair Award, 2008, The Boys' Latin School
Colbert Enrichment Award, 2002, The Boys' Latin School
Edward E. Ford Enrichment Award, 1993, 1993, and 1996, The Boys' Latin School
State Soccer Coach of the Year, 1986, Baltimore Sun
Seven Commendations for Outstanding Service to U.S. Army
Numerous athletic awards (high school, college, semi pro) soccer, ice hockey, football
Teaching At BL:
Mr. Maisel's approach to teaching involves striking the right balance between providing a disciplined and structured, yet fun learning environment. In teaching history, he prioritizes providing his students with opportunities to understand the past while developing strong study and learning techniques.
In teaching twelfth grade U.S. military history, he brings a unique perspective as a commended military historian using artifacts and eyewitness accounts. Mr. Maisel enjoys seeing his students develop an appreciation for all those who have served, their sacrifices and hardships.
Mr. Maisel is the curator and co-owner of The Boys' Latin Center for Military History. His lectures, displays, and research are in constant demand from museums, historical societies, colleges, universities, authors, schools, veterans organizations, private organizations, The U.S. Park Service, and the U.S. Military. Mr. Maisel's family is a family of teachers, including his father, wife Janet, two of his adult children, Chris and Claire, and a daughter-in-law, Liss. His family is also a Laker family. Mr. Maisel's son Chris is a dedicated BL alumnus and is actively engaged in running the military center. His godson, Tim Burbage, is also a BL alum. Not surprisingly, Mr. Maisel's favorite book and movie is Band of Brothers. Other things he enjoys are Irish music and the beauty of the Eastern Shore.