2020 Teacher of the Year: The Search is On, on blue background with fireworks
  • Now Accepting Applications

    The Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year exemplifies all that a student, parent, and administrator would want to see in a teacher. Is there an outstanding teacher at your school who you believe deserves recognition? 

    Applications for the 2019-2020 AACPS & Independent School Teacher of the Year are now available.

    Start Your Nomination

    Teachers must be nominated by a principal. Parents & community members should talk with their principal to learn about the nomination process for their school. 


Teresa Beilstein Named Finalist for State Teacher of the Year!

  • AACPS 2019 Teacher of the Year Teresa Beilstein stand with Dr. Arlotto, Board of Education Members, and her third-grade class Teresa Beilstein, South Shore Elementary School third grade teacher and AACPS' 2019 Teacher of the Year was named a finalist for the 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education.

    “I couldn’t be more excited and honored to move forward representing our awesome teachers,” said Beilstein, who was surprised with the news in front of her class this morning by Superintendent George Arlotto, Board of Education members, and South Shore Principal Stacy Shafran. 

    Ms. Beilstein is one of only seven teachers in Maryland who will advance to the final level of the Teacher of the Year competition, with the winner being announced at the Maryland State Teacher of the Year Gala on October 25, 2019.


Meet our Teachers

  • Red apple in a gold circle next to headshots of Josh Carroll, Alexis Pogonowski, and Iris Crankfield

    Read stories by past AACPS Teacher of the Year winners and nominees that take you inside some of the best classrooms in Anne Arundel County.


  • For questions about the Teacher of the Year selection process or awards ceremony:

    Carol Ann McCurdy
    Director of Partnerships, Development & Marketing

    For questions about the application or submission form:

    Lauren Grey-Hawkins
    Business & Communication Specialist