Quote from Mary Kay Connerton - 2022-2023 AACPS Teacher of the Year

Selecting a Nominee

  • The AACPS Teacher of the Year recognizes teachers who exemplify all that a student, parent, and administrator would want to see in a teacher. As you can see from the stories of our past nominees, it's a high bar and we have many deserving teachers in our schools who should be considered this year. 

Tips for Writing A Recommendation Letter

  • The Principal’s Recommendation Letter is a critical component of the nomination package. When writing your recommendation (500 words maximum), you may want to include:

    • Anecdotes demonstrating the teacher’s effectiveness in the classroom;
    • Testimonials/quotes from students, staff, families, or other community members;
    • Evidence of the teacher’s impact and commitment to the school community;
    • Description of a student’s experience in this teacher’s classroom.

    We recommend preparing your recommendation in a Word document and then copying the text into this form.

    Please note: We are no longer accepting nominations for the 2024 AACPS Teacher of the Year award  

Contact Us


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

    Jenn Lombardi
    Senior Manager, Office of School and Family Partnerships


    Meghan Willmore
    Marketing and Outreach Specialist, Communications Office