BGE & Comcast present the 2019 Excellence in Education Awards Dinner

A Night of Celebration

  • What an exciting night! The 33rd Excellence in Education Awards Dinner celebrated teachers and business partners from across the county that go above and beyond to support our students. During the event guests were able to hear about the impact of 16 business honorees and watch videos of students sharing their thoughts and appreciation for all 53 public and private school teachers nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award. 

    The event culminated in the announcement naming Teresa Beilstein, a third-grade teacher from South Shore Elementary School, as the 2019 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. While the AACPS Teacher of the Year honor was the most anticipated award of the evening, Teresa was not the only winner. Keya Belt Robinson, a science teacher from St. Martin's Lutheran School, was named 2019 Independent School Teacher of the Year and two businesses were honored as Business Partner of the Year: New Life Addiction & Mental Health Counseling (Under 50 Employees) and the United States Coast Guard Structural Yard Group (Over 50 Employees). 

    The event was hosted by the 21st Century Education Foundation in partnership with Headline Sponsors BGE and Comcast. 

    Check back soon for links to photos from this fun event!


  • The Excellence in Education Awards Dinner honors outstanding educators across Anne Arundel County and local businesses who have forged partnerships to support AACPS students. Hosted by AACPS and the 21st Century Education Foundation, the event culminates with the announcements of Business Partners of the Year and the AACPS and Independent School Teachers of the Year.

Be Part of the Celebration

  • Learn how you can support the school system while showcasing your business at AACPS' biggest celebration of the year. Contact Carol Ann McCurdy at to discuss sponsorship opportunities. 

2019 Event Sponsors

  • Thank you to BGE, Comcast and all of our sponsors for the 2019 Excellence in Education Event!

    Headline Sponsors





    A+ Sponsor

    Educational Systems Federal Credit Union