Announcing the 2018 AACPS Teacher of the Year Finalists!

  • Finalist for AACPS 2018 Teacher of the Year

    Five educators from across the county were named as finalists for the 2018 Ane Arundel County PUblic Schools Teacher of the Year:

    • Heather Carnaghan, an eighth-grade teacher at Monarch Global Academy Public Contract School
    • Cherryll Clacks, the Triple-E teacher at Van Bokkelen Elementary School
    • Katherine Gardner, a physical education teacher at Marley Elementary School
    • Pamela Klink, a culinary arts teacher at the Center of Applied Technology – South
    • Marlene Kramer, an art teacher at Southern High School

    Superintendent George Arlotto was joined by Board of Education President Julie Hummer and Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce CEO Bob Burdon this morning to surprise the five 2018 Teacher of the Year finalists in their classrooms.

    In addition, the following teachers were named finalists for the Independent Schools Teacher of the Year award:
    • Christine O’Neil, St. Mary’s Elementary School
    • Lauren Rimando, Annapolis Area Christian School

Congratulations to Maryland Teacher of the Year Mr. Carroll!

  • Josh Carroll Announced 2017 Teacher of the Year South River High School teacher Josh Carroll today was named the 2017-2018 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education at the State Teacher of the Year luncheon. The announcement by State Superintendent of Schools Dr. Karen Salmon culminated a brilliant six-month run for Mr. Carroll, who was named Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year in April and a finalist for the state award in September. Just two other AACPS teachers – Linda Adamson of Mayo and Jessup elementary schools in 1993-94 and Patricia Neidhart of Broadneck High School in 1988-89 – had previously earned state Teacher of the Year honors. Read the full press release.


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

    Carol Ann McCurdy
    Director of Partnerships, Development & Marketing

    For questions about the application or submission form:

    Lauren Grey-Hawkins
    Business & Communication Specialist