2021-2022 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year

  • 2022 AACPS TOY Charles Whittaker, CAT-North HVAC Instructor

  • Center of Applied Technology HVAC Instructor, Charles Whittaker, has been named the 2021-2022 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

    Whittaker, a career changer and 14-year veteran teacher at the Center of Applied Technology North, is the first career technology teacher to be named the Teacher of the Year. 

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2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists

2022 AACounty Teacher of the Year Finalists: L.Harold, J.Lowe, N.Marcellus, M.Stavely, C.Whittaker, K.Hansen, M.Raleigh
  • 2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists

    The 2022 Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year Finalists have been announced! Congratulations to all of the 2022 Teacher of the Year Finalists!

    Anne Arundel County Public Schools Finalists:

    Lacie Harold - Instrumental Music Teacher at Arundel Middle School
    Jennifer Lowe - Special Education Teacher at Crofton High School
    Nafeesah Marcellus - Third Grade Teacher at Brock Bridge Elementary School
    Molly Stavely - English Teacher at Glen Burnie High School
    Charles Whittaker - CTE HVAC Instructor at Center of Applied Technology - North

    Anne Arundel County Independent Schools Finalists:

    Katie Hansen - Fifth Grade Teacher at Annapolis Area Christian Schools
    Mary Raleigh - Math Teacher at St. Mary's High School

    2022 Semi-Finalists and Honorees (asterisk denotes semifinalist)

    • Molly Fullerton, Broadneck High School
    • Tracy Burke, Brooklyn Park Elementary School
    • Aaron Parks, Center of Applied Technology South
    • Robert King, Central Middle School
    • Andy Guzik, Chesapeake Bay Middle School*
    • Patricia Kerner, Crofton Woods Elementary School*
    • Jenna Borman, Deale Elementary School*
    • Sarah Schreffler, Edgewater Elementary School
    • Kate Lepovsky, Folger McKinsey Elementary School
    • Michele Agnes, George T. Cromwell Elementary School
    • Jessica Walker, Jacobsville Elementary School
    • Desiree Hartman, Linthicum Elementary School
    • Chelsea McDonald, Lothian Elementary School
    • Sherise Webb, MacArthur Middle School
    • Melissa Saint Amour, Magothy River Middle School
    • Ada Downing, Marley Middle School*
    • Becky Guzman, Meade Middle School
    • Brooke Syring, Monarch Global Academy Laurel
    • Catherine Hoffmann, Nantucket Elementary School
    • Toni Sharer, Old Mill Middle School North
    • David Mallek, Old Mill Middle School South
    • Kendra Phelix, Pershing Hill Elementary School
    • Eric Hare, Quarterfield Elementary School*
    • Stephanie Wineke, Riviera Beach Elementary School
    • Carey Madden, Ruth Parker Eason School
    • Lisa Stahl-Wright, Shipley’s Choice Elementary School
    • Julia Beckwith, Solley Elementary School
    • Shannon Ellis, South River High School
    • Kelly LaBrutte, Southern Middle School
    • Heather Bosanko, St. Martin’s-in-the-Field Episcopal School
    • Melissa Riddle, St. Paul’s Lutheran School
    • Mandi Brew, Tracey’s Elementary School
    • Erica Frank, Wiley H. Bates Middle School

     

    The 2022 Excellence in Education Awards Dinner will be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2022, at The Hall @ Live! at Arundel Mills. Purchase tickets and sponsorships here.


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Excellence in Education Awards Dinner: April 26


2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist

  • MD TOY Finalist - JIng Dai

     

  • Meade High School Chinese Language Teacher Jing Dai was named a finalist for the 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education.  Read the news release here

2020-2021 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year

  • 2021 Teacher of the Year Jing Dai

  • Meade High School Chinese teacher Jing Dai has been named the 2020-2021 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.

    Dai, a nine-year teaching veteran who has spent her entire AACPS career at Meade High School, is the second Meade High School teacher to win the award since its inception in 1986-87.

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2021 Teacher of the Year Finalists

Congrats to our finalists! J. Dai,K.Goforth,S.Rippeon,J.Scanlon,T.Stedman AACPS;M. Healy, J.Touhey AnneArundelCountyIndeptSch
  • 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

     

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Meet our Teachers

  • Excellence in Education Apple Logo, Jing Dai, Josh Carroll, Teresa Beilstein

    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.

Contacts

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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
    410-222-5829
    cmccurdy@aacps.org