Teacher of the Year fi­nal­ists an­nounced

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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.

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