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. Click here to start the nomination process

    Parents & community members should talk with their principal about the nomination process for their school. 


2019 Teacher of the Year

 Teresa Beilstein



Degrees and Certifications:

Teresa Beilstein

Third Grade Teacher

South Shore Elementary School

"This whole year, I have felt a tremendous amount of gratitude for the career we get to be a part of and the students’ lives we get to be a part of,” Beilstein told the crowd moments after her name was announced. “Every time I walk through my school I am in awe of my colleagues and I know the amazing things we do for our students every day. I am just so grateful to represent the greatness that is in our county.”

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    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