(PDF with photo) April 17, 2018 – Six teachers from across the county were named finalists for Caroline County Teacher of the Year. This year’s judging committee, comprised of former Caroline County Teachers of the Year Lindsay McCormick, Melissa McFayden, Cheri Nier, and Marcia Porter, and director of curriculum and instruction Susan McCandless, reviewed and scored all nomination packets to determine the finalists.
The six finalists are:
- Katie Birmingham – Transition Center Specialist at the Caroline Career and Technology Center
- Andrea Burns – Second grade teacher at Preston Elementary School
- Laura Eser – Health Occupations teacher at the Caroline Career and Technology Center
- Rob Honer – Sixth grade science teacher at Colonel Richardson Middle School
- Deanne Waters – Fourth grade teacher at Greensboro Elementary School
- Keli Worm – Third grade teacher at Preston Elementary School
The 2018 Teacher of the Year will be announced at a reception to be held on Monday, April 23, at the Caroline County Public Library in Denton.
Every school district in Maryland has its own selection process, which results in a teacher representing their system in the state Teacher of the Year Program. In turn, Maryland’s Teacher of the Year will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year Program.
The person selected as Teacher of the Year for Caroline County will attend events with the other 23 district representatives throughout the year and will meet with the state superintendent regularly to advise her about policy and reform efforts.