Annual Excellence In Education Event To Honor Top Teachers In County


Fifty public school teachers and five independent school teachers will be honored on Thursday, April 16, 2020, as Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the 21st Century Education Foundation celebrate the 34th annual Excellence in Education banquet at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum.

The Excellence in Education event will culminate with the announcements of the 2020 Anne Arundel County Public and Independent School Teachers of the Year. The Public School Teacher of the Year will represent the county in the Maryland State Teacher of the Year competition.

AACPS Teachers of the Year have also been finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year in each of the last five years and in seven of the last nine years. Here are the honorees from Severna Park and Pasadena.

  • Arnold Elementary School: Nikki Carleton
  • Benfield Elementary School: Kristie Young
  • Bodkin Elementary School: Jaclyn Cockcroft
  • Broadneck High School: Matthew Bem
  • Jones Elementary School: Amy Insley
  • Magothy River Middle School: Leslie Watson
  • Northeast High School: Everett Reese
  • Riviera Beach Elementary School: Patrick Wensyel
  • Severn River Middle School: Stacy Kearns
  • Shipley’s Choice Elementary School: Angela Miller
  • Solley Elementary School: Michael Schemmel
  • Sunset Elementary School: Jessica Phillips

Semifinalists will be announced in late December. Finalists will be chosen from that group and announced in late February or early March.

Businesses and organizations interested in sponsorship opportunities should click here or contact Carol Ann McCurdy at or 410-222-5829. Ticket information for the event will be available in January.


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