Five public school and two private school educators were named finalists Monday for Anne Arundel County’s 2013 Public School Teacher of the Year and 2013 Private School Teacher of the Year awards.
Superintendent Kevin Maxwell, County Executive Laura Neuman, and Board of Education, school system, and chamber officials this morning surprised the finalists by visiting classrooms with bouquets of flowers.
Three high-school, one middle-school, and one elementary-school teacher make up the field of five finalists announced Monday for the 2013 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. The educators will be among 52 to be honored at the 27th annual Excellence in Education banquet at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum on April 29, 2013.
The public school finalists, selected from a field of 17 semifinalists, are:
- Lori-Ann Balzano, Davidsonville Elementary School
- Jodie Stugard-Hogan, South River High School
- Jennifer Bender, Chesapeake High School
- Ruth Goldstraw, Old Mill High School
- Christiana Grue, Marley Middle School
In addition to the public school finalists, the following educators were selected from a field of four candidates as finalists for the 2013 Private School Teacher of the Year:
- Debora Coates Consugar, The Summit School
- Tim Decker, Eagle Cove School
The banquet is presented annually by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to outstanding teachers, the banquet also will honor local business and community partners that have forged critical partnerships with schools across the county, directly benefitting AACPS’ 76,000 students.
The public school finalists will be interviewed by a panel made up of educators, administrators, students, and business leaders. The Public School Teacher of the Year will represent Anne Arundel County at the state Teacher of the Year competition later this year.
Tickets for the event are $45 each. For sponsorship information or tickets, call 410-266-3960.