The Search is On: 2019 Teacher of theYear

10 Educators Named Semifinalists for 2019 AACPS Teacher of the Year!

  • Congratulations to the ten AACPS Educators have been named semifinalists for the 2018 Teacher of the Year! These educators, who represent all level of the school system, include:

    • Aundrea Atwood-Starkey, Southern High School
    • Teresa Beilstein, South Shore Elementary School
    • Bonita Bradway, Tyler Heights Elementary School
    • David Britton, Magothy River Middle School
    • Kimberly Collins, Chesapeake High School
    • Carrie Deaver, Pasadena Elementary School
    • Samantha Klenkel Wilkinson, Cape St. Claire Elementary School
    • Sean Lane, Phoenix Academy
    • Sarah Serena, Waugh Chapel Elementary School
    • Kimberly Travers, Meade Heights Elementary School

    The semifinalists will be among 46 public school and seven independent school educators to be honored at the Excellence in Education Awards Dinner at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum on April 25, 2019.

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Meet our Teachers

  • Red apple in a gold circle next to headshots of Josh Carroll, Alexis Pogonowski, and Iris Crankfield

    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.


  • 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