Maryland 2016-2017 Teachers of the Year

Athanasia Kyriakakos 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year
Named Finalist for National Honor


Athanasia Kyriakakos 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year

Nominees by City / County

2016- 2017 Maryland Teachers of the Year Bios
Tania R. Pressman
Tania R. Pressman
Allegany County
Cresaptown Elementary School
Grade 4


Katrina Griffin
Katrina Griffin
Anne Arundel County
North County High School
German, Grades 9 – 12

Athanasia Kyriakakos
Athanasia Kyriakakos
Maryland Teacher of the Year
Baltimore City
Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical Senior High School
Art,  Grades 9 - 12
Corey Carter
Corey Carter
Baltimore County
Northwest Academy of Health Sciences
Health Science Magnet
Grade 6

Donna M. Miller
Donna M. Miller

Calvert County
Windy Hill Middle School
Science, Grades 7 – 8

Marcia R. Porter
Marcia R. Porter
Caroline County
Lockerman Middle School
Library Media, Grades 6 – 8

Brendan Gallagher
Brendan Gallagher

Carroll County
Carroll County Career & Technology Center
Biomedical Sciences
Grades 11 - 12

Anne Highfield
Anne Highfield

Cecil County
Cecilton Elementary School
Grade 4

Jillian M. Durr
Jillian M. Durr
Charles County
Dr. James Craik Elementary School
Grade 3


Jennifer Wingate
Jennifer Wingate
Dorchester County
Jennifer Wingate    South Dorchester School
Grade 1

Scott T. Strait
Scott T. Strait

Frederick County
Brunswick Middle School
Social Studies, Grade 8

Lorie W. Burdock
Lorie W. Burdock
Garrett County
Northern Middle School
Science, Grade 6
Sharalyn R. Heinly
Sharalyn R. Heinly
Harford County
North Harford Middle School
Mathematics, Grade 7

Shalonda Holt
Shalonda Holt
Howard County
Centennial High School
Biology, Grade 10
Rebecca Bigelow
Rebecca Bigelow
Kent County
Worton Elementary School
Math, Grades 4 – 5
Michael V. Williams
Michael V. Williams
Montgomery County
John F. Kennedy High School
Social Studies / History, Grades 9-12

Amanda Espina
Amanda Espina
Prince George's County
Benjamin D. Foulois Creative & Performing Arts Academy
Visual Arts,
Kindergarten – Grade 8

Tamara M. Forte

Queen Anne's County
Church Hill Elementary School
Kindergarten 
Kolby Noble
Kolby Noble

Somerset County
Deal Island Elementary School
Math and Science
Grades 4 – 5

Alison Sayers
St. Mary's County
Fairlead Academy I
English, Grade 9

Annie J. Mewborn
Annie J. Mewborn
Talbot County
Easton Middle School
ELA, Grade 8​
Kyle Dingle
Kyle Dingle

Washington County
Maugansville Elementary School
STEM, Grade 5
Christy Briggs
Christy Briggs
Wicomico County
Bennett Middle School
ELA, Grade 6
Kristina L. Belcher
Kristina L. Belcher
Worcester County
Stephen Decatur High School
Reading Intervention/English, 
Grades 9 – 10



Contact:
Dr. Darla Strouse, Executive Director
Partners, Advocates & Recognition
Phone:  410-767-0369
Fax:      410-333-2226
Email:   darla.strouse@maryland.gov