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  • 2021 Teacher of the Year Finalists 

    From a field of 43 outstanding educators, 15 semi-finalists were named in December. Today, five Anne Arundel County Public Schools finalists and two Anne Arundel County Independent School finalists have been announced. Congratulations to all of our 2021 Teacher of the Year Finalists!

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools Finalists:

    Jing Dai – World Classical Languages Teacher at Meade High School

    Kellie Goforth – AVID Teacher at North County High School

    Sarah Rippeon – Language Arts Teacher at Crofton Middle

    Jessica Scanlon – First Grade Teacher at Glendale Elementary

    Timothy Stedman – Physical Education Teacher at Crofton High School


    Anne Arundel County Independent School Finalists:

    Myles Healy – English Teacher at St. Mary’s High School

    Jacquelyn Touhey – 3rd Grade Teacher at Rockbridge Academy


     Read the full press release. 

Excellence in Education Virtual Event: April 15

  • Our 2021 Excellence in Education Virtual Awards Celebration will be held on Thursday, April 15 at 6:00pm. The awards ceremony will include remarks from Dr. George Arlotto, greetings from AACPS Board of Education Board Members, and videos celebrating each of the 2021 Teacher of the Year honorees. 

Meet our Teachers

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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.



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

    Carol Ann McCurdy
    Director of Partnerships, Development & Marketing