Brooklyn Park Middle School Language Arts teacher Emily Davis has been named the 2019-2020 AACPS Teacher of the Year. Superintendent George Arlotto made the surprise announcement to Davis and her colleagues during what they thought was simply a virtual staff meeting on April 20.
“First and foremost, for me this is about being a voice for my students, for my school, and for other teachers in Anne Arundel County,” said Davis, who has spent six years sharing her passion for reading through arts integration strategies. “I am committed to supporting the furthering of equity professional development, to filling in those gaps that exist for a lot of our students, and to representing the amazing teachers that we have in this county.” Read the full press release.
Excellence in Education Virtual Celebration: September 15
Our 2020 Excellence in Education Virtual Awards Celebration was held on Tuesday, September 15 at 6:00pm. The awards ceremony included remarks from Dr. George Arlotto, greetings from AACPS Board of Education President Michelle Corkadel and Student Board Member Drake Smith, comments from 2020 Independent Schools Teacher of the Year Laraine Olechowski and 2020 AACPS Teacher of the Year Emily Davis, and greetings from 2019-2020 Maryland State Teacher of the Year and 2020 Washington Post Teacher of the Year Teresa Beilstein. The Awards Celebration also included videos celebrating each of the 2020 Teacher of the Year honorees. It was a memorable night that put a spotlight on education.
To view the 2020 Excellence in Education Virtual Awards Celebration, please click here.