2017 Teacher of the Year

 Josh Carroll

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Josh Carroll

2017 Maryland State Teacher of the Year

STEM Teacher, South River High School

“The most important thing I can do to help a student achieve is to help that student understand that they have somebody caring about them, somebody wanting them to be successful. That starts with relationships. I am truly blessed to work at South River High School where we have a principal and administrative staff who believe in and value the power of relationships.” Learn more about Josh Carroll.

Watch Mr. Carroll's AACPS Teacher of the Year acceptance speech.

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2016 Teacher of the Year

 Katrina Griffin

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Katrina Griffin

2016 National Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

Finalist, 2016 Maryland State Teacher of the Year

German Teacher, North County High School

"I am the guide and facilitator in the classroom, planning for learning and providing resources and space for students to become proficient in the German language and culture. It is not my job to tell students what to think, rather it is my responsibility to teach them how to think."

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2015 Teacher of the Year

 Jennie Merrill

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Jennie Merrill

Finalist, 2015 Maryland Teacher of the Year

5th Grade Teacher, Severna Park Elementary School

"It is my job, duty, and privilege to unlock a child’s gift every day. It is my mission to believe in each student and look for that spark inside of them that makes them special or 'gifted.' I believe that each child has a spark inside of them that shines brighter than any other that when unlocked, will lead to a new world of possibilities."

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2014 Teacher of the Year

 Christina Houstian

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Christina Houstian

2014 Teacher of the Year

Social Studies Teacher, Broadneck High School

"Whether students are in kindergarten or working toward a doctorate in graduate school, they need to engage, to be creative and become deeply involved in what they are learning.  They need to be able ask questions, find answers, and they need to learn how to fall down and get right back up again.  Most of all, our students deserve a teacher who believes in them; a teacher who expects them to struggle, to embrace challenges, and to learn more than they ever thought themselves capable of learning."

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2013 Teacher of the Year

 Jodi Hogan

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Jodi Hogan

Finalist, 2013 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Spanish Teacher, South River High School

"I want my students to know they can accomplish anything they desire and more with determination and the encouragement of adults who care about them."

Independent School Teachers of the Year

  • 2017
    Kelly Rampmeyer, The Summit School

    2016
    Stephanie Lotze, St. Mary's High School

    2015
    Catherine Klase-Markey, Archbishop Spalding High School

    2014
    Erin Kolarik, St. Martin's Lutheran School

    2013
    Debora Coates Consugar, The Summit School