Teacher of the Year finalists announced
CENTREVILLE — Five finalists were chosen as nominees for 2017-2018 Queen Anne’s County Teacher of the Year. Interim Superintendent of Schools Greg Pilewski and Assistant Superintendent Janet Pauls announced the five finalists and surprised each teacher in their classroom on Feb. 23 and 24 to share the news that they had been selected.
Queen Anne’s County Teacher of the Year finalists are: Jennifer Burchill, world language teacher, Stevensville Middle School; John Dewey, language arts
teacher, Centreville Middle School; Marsha MacNeal, math teacher, Centreville Middle School; Maria Sage, art teacher, Kent Island Elementary School; and Rondell Sorrell, math teacher, Stevensville Middle School.
Surprised and excited, each accepted the nomination to become the next QA Teacher of the Year. The nominees agreed it is an honor to be recognized by their peers, colleagues, parents, community members and students in making a difference in their lives through their passion for teaching.
After a rigorous selection process, the winner of the QACPS 2017-2018 Teacher of the Year will be announced at this year’s Awards Gala on April 7. The QA Teacher of the Year will then have the opportunity to be named the Maryland State Teacher of the Year, announced at the State Gala in October.
Queen Anne’s Assistant Superintendent of Schools Janet Pauls, back left, and Interim Superintendent Greg Pilewski, back right, visit with Centreville Middle School language arts teacher John Dewey, back center, and his class to announce Dewey is one of this year’s finalists for QA Teacher of the Year.
Centreville Middle School math teacher Marsha MacNeal is one of the five finalists for Queen Anne’s Teacher of the Year.
Kent Island Elementary School Principal David DuLac, Assistant Superintendent Janet Pauls and Interim Superintendent Greg Pilewski present KIES art teacher Maria Sage with a gift basket and news that she is a finalist for QA Teacher of the Year. In the foreground are some of her students.