2022-2023 AACPS Teacher of the Year

Application Process

  • The Teacher of the Year Award is selected through a three round application process:

    Round One

    1. Principals complete the online Principal Recommendation to nominate an educator from their school. 

    2. Teacher of the Year Nominees submit a Nominee Application to share their Philosophy of Teaching and Professional Resume.

    3. A selection committee of educators and community leaders read and evaluate each nomination packet to select the semi-finalists. 

    Round Two

    1. Semi-finalists receive and complete a more detailed Round Two nomination packet. 

    2. Members of the Selection Committee work with semi-finalists to schedule classroom visits. 

    3. The selection committee reads and discusses each nomination packet to select approximately five Teacher of the Year finalists.

    Round Three

    Each finalist completes a panel interview with the selection committee. 

    The Teacher of the Year is announced at the Excellence In Education Awards Ceremony in April.

Application Timeline

  • Teacher of the Year Application Timeline








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

    Meghan Willmore
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