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Cecil Whig - - OPINION -

To the news that Ce­cil County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Anne High­field is one of seven state fi­nal­ists for Mary­land Teacher of the Year. High­field, who teaches fourth grade at Ce­cil­ton Ele­men­tary School, said she was “dumb­founded” when Su­per­in­ten­dent D’Ette Devine and sev­eral other cen­tral ad­min­is­tra­tors showed up in her class­room to de­liver the news Tues­day. High­field, who is in her 27th year with the county school sys­tem, was named county teacher of the year dur­ing a ban­quet in April. She is the fifth CCPS teacher to be named a state finalist in the last six years. But this year’s award isn’t the first for High­field. In June 2015, she was named the 2015 Mary­land His­tory Teacher of the Year. For High­field, the best part of teach­ing is build­ing re­la­tion­ships with stu­dents and us­ing their nat­u­ral cu­rios­ity to en­cour­age learn­ing. She tries to plan many hands-on ac­tiv­i­ties with her stu­dents, such as through a rain gar­den she cre­ated at Ce­cil­ton in 2013. Each year, her stu­dents tend to the gar­den and learn about the Ch­e­sa­peake Bay and the sur­round­ing ecosys­tem. We’re proud to have teach­ers like High­field in our county schools, and be­lieve that she will do very well in the state com­pe­ti­tion.

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