Banquet Will Honor 52 Anne Arundel Educators

The 27th annual Excellence in Education banquet will honor 48 public school teachers and four private school teachers.

Forty-eight public school teachers and four private school teachers will be honored at the 27th annual Excellence in Education banquet in April. At the conclusion of the banquet, the winners for Teacher of the Year will be announced.

On April 29, Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS) and the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the accomplishments of the areas top educators at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum.

According to a press release, the event will also honor local businesses that have forged critical partnerships with schools across the county, directly benefiting 77,000 students who attend AACPS.

At the conclusion of the banquet, the winner for 2013 Anne Arundel County Public and Private School Teachers of the Year will be announced. The Public School Teacher of the Year will represent the county in the Maryland State Teacher of the Year competition.

“This is truly a great opportunity to recognize teachers throughout our system and from private schools who go to incredible lengths every day to help children,” said Superintendent Kevin Maxwell in the release. “It is also a chance to thank businesses in our school communities who do so much to create incredible opportunities for our students.”

The following teachers have been nominated by their schools and school communities:

  • Michele Agnes, George T. Cromwell Elementary School
  • Denise Augustine, Central Elementary School
  • Lori-Ann Balzano, Davidsonville Elementary School
  • Lesley Beavers, George Fox Middle School
  • Danielle Bender, Mayo Elementary School
  • Jennifer Bender, Chesapeake High School
  • Rachael Brazier, Marley Elementary School
  • Lisa Burns, Deale Elementary School
  • Jessica Francis Caldwell, Southern Middle School
  • Taryn Carter, Severn Elementary School
  • Debora Coates Consugar, The Summit School
  • Jaime Cooper, Corkran Middle School
  • Tim Decker, Eagle Cove School
  • James Dell, North County High School
  • Jason Fahie, Frank Hebron-Harman Elementary School
  • Laura Fritts, Crofton Elementary School
  • Kevin Garner, Severn River Middle School
  • Judy Garrett, Windsor Farm Elementary School
  • Ruth Goldstraw, Old Mill High School
  • Susan Grieve, Folger McKinsey Elementary School
  • Christiana Grue, Marley Middle School
  • Lauren Harman, Arnold Elementary School
  • Dionne Harris, Broadneck High School
  • Joanie Herget, Rippling Woods Elementary School
  • Joseph Hershfeldt, Northeast High School
  • Christopher Kick, Central Middle School
  • Amy Kostelnik-Insley, Jones Elementary School
  • Allison Kuta, Meade Middle School
  • Stacy Langhirt, Severna Park Elementary School
  • Jenna Lerro, Annapolis Middle School
  • Kimberley Malley, Odenton Elementary School
  • Jessica Meredith, Folger McKinsey Elementary School
  • Amy Miller, Linthicum Elementary School
  • Amy Nelson, Folger McKinsey Elementary School
  • Pamela Nicewarner, Folger McKinsey Elementary School
  • Denise Peach, Marley Glen School
  • Sarah Peterson, Brooklyn Park Elementary School
  • Michael Philip, Severna Park Middle School
  • Renae Pomycala, George Fox Middle School
  • Lindsey Kate Poro, Richard Henry Lee Elementary School
  • Jessica Riley, Crofton Middle School
  • Tyler Shores, Mary E. Moss Academy
  • Marjorie Smith, Shipley's Choice Elementary School
  • Shauna Snidow, Annapolis Middle School
  • Ellen Stanton, St. Martin's-in-the-Field Episcopal School
  • Mandy Steiner, Glen Burnie High School
  • Jodie Stugard-Hogan, South River High School
  • Robin Suda, West Meade Early Education Center
  • Bradford Sweet, Lindale Middle School
  • Renee Tobin, Archbishop Spalding High School
  • Hilary Thompson, Old Mill Middle North School
  • Michelle Williams, Wiley H. Bates Middle School
Dawn H. January 31, 2013 at 01:39 PM
Congragulations everyone ... although I feel ALL teachers are AWESOME you have to be doing something EXTRA special and for that I'm grateful


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