Maryland announces teacher of the year finalists
The Maryland State Department of Education announced seven finalists for state Teacher of the Year on Tuesday morning. The finalists include Katrina Griffin, who teaches German at North County High School in Anne Arundel County, and Athanasia Kyriakakos, an art teacher at Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical Senior High School in Baltimore City. The other teachers named Tuesday are Donna Miller from Calvert County; Anne Highfield from Cecil County; Michael Williams from Montgomery County; Tamara Forte from Queen Anne’s County and Christy Briggs from Wicomico County. The winner will be selected at a gala reception and dinner in October.