• Ten AACPS Educators have been named semifinalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year: 

    • Charlene Beyerlein, Jones Elementary School
    • Heather Carnaghan, Monarch Global Academy
    • Cherryll Clacks, Van Bokkelen Elementary School
    • Stacey Coppock, Folger McKinsey Elementary School
    • Jessica Coyne, Northeast High School
    • Katherine Gardner, Marley Elementary School
    • Dawn Jarman, Tracey’s Elementary School
    • Pamela Klink, Center of Applied Technology – South
    • Marlene Kramer, Southern High School
    • Bethany Siwajek, Marley Middle School

    The semifinalists will be among 40 public school and eight independent school educators to be honored at the 32nd annual Excellence in Education banquet at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum on April 25, 2018. Click here to read the full press release.

Congratulations to Maryland Teacher of the Year Mr. Carroll!

  • 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.

2017 Teacher of the Year

 Josh Carroll



Degrees and Certifications:

Josh Carroll

2017 Maryland State Teacher of the Year

STEM Teacher, South River High School

“The most important thing I can do to help a student achieve is to help that student understand that they have somebody caring about them, somebody wanting them to be successful. That starts with relationships. I am truly blessed to work at South River High School where we have a principal and administrative staff who believe in and value the power of relationships.” Learn more about Josh Carroll.

Watch Mr. Carroll's AACPS Teacher of the Year acceptance speech.

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