2023 AACPS Teacher of the Year

Mary Kay Connerton accepting the Teacher of the Year Award at the Excellence in Education event
  • Mary Kay Connerton (Wellness Coordinator, Annapolis High School) was named the 2023 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Read the full news release.

2022 - 2023 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Finalists

  • Six teachers from all levels of the school system were named today as finalists for the 2023 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year.  They are:

    • Nea Baker, Spanish Teacher, Lindale Middle School
    • Ian Burns, Instrumental Music Teacher, Arundel High School
    • Mary Kay Connerton, Physical Education/Health Teacher, Annapolis High School
    • Alexis Cutler, Second grade Teacher, Tyler Heights Elementary School
    • Courtney Kenney, Physical Education Teacher, South Shore Elementary School
    • Christine Colli McCallister, Science Teacher, Magothy River Middle School


    The following teachers were named finalists for Anne Arundel County Independent Schools Teacher of the Year:

    • Pamela Hernick, Social Studies Teacher at St. Mary’s High
    • Coral Shreve, Pre-Kindergarten Teacher at St. Paul’s Lutheran


    The following Teacher of the Year nominees will also be honored at the event (asterisk denotes semifinalist):

    • Tracy A. Barnes-Larkins, Meade Middle School
    • Alexa Bashaw, Marley Middle School
    • Adam Bellarin, Old Mill Middle School North
    • Caitlin Berman, Brooklyn Park Middle School
    • Devon Y. Caton, Bates Middle School
    • Angie Coulston, Southern Middle School
    • Erin Few, Crofton High School*
    • Tricia Fisher, Broadneck Elementary School
    • Annalee L. Garland, St. Martin’s Lutheran School of Annapolis
    • Margaret Garcia, Rippling Woods Elementary School
    • Emily Grey, North Glen Elementary School
    • Michael Hall, Old Mill Middle School South
    • Anne Kee, Crofton Middle School
    • Aaron R. Kleffman, Arundel Middle School
    • Lindsey Klunk, Crofton Elementary School
    • Ashley Lacey, Edgewater Elementary School
    • Kjeld Lauritzen, Old Mill High School
    • Crystal Loetz, Broadneck High School
    • Lindsey MacQuilliam, Folger McKinsey Elementary School
    • Angela Mangum, North County High School
    • Patricia Mauro, Severn River Middle School
    • Whitney McCann, George Cromwell Elementary School*
    • Michelle McCarty, Center of Applied Technology – North*
    • Kellie Metter, Tracey’s Elementary School
    • Lisa Moylan, Annapolis Elementary School
    • Kathy M. Murphy, Ferndale Early Education Center
    • Christina O’Shaughnessy, Corkran Middle School
    • Brad Ogle, Germantown Elementary School
    • Tricia Page, Hilltop Elementary School
    • Jennifer Richards, Jacobsville Elementary School*
    • Dyan Rosdail, Arnold Elementary School
    • Zachary Stone, Pershing Hill Elementary School
    • Allison Waite, Davidsonville Elementary School
    • Beth Wilson, St. Mary’s Elementary School
    • John Zelezen, South River High School


    Read the full news release.

Meet our Teachers

  • Headshots of previous Teacher of the Year winners, Charles Whittaker, Jing Dai, and Emily Davis.

    Read stories by past AACPS Teacher of the Year winners and nominees that take you inside some of the best classrooms in Anne Arundel County.

Contact Us


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    For questions about the Teacher of the Year selection process or awards ceremony:

    Jenn Lombardi
    Senior Manager, Office of School and Family Partnerships


    Meghan Willmore
    Marketing and Outreach Specialist