Maryland Teacher of the Year Program

Congratulations to the 2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year
Brianna Ross
2021-22 Maryland Teacher of the Year: Brianna Ross, social studies teacher at Deer Park Middle Magnet School in Baltimore County

Social Studies, Grade 6

Maryland 2021-2022 Teachers of the Year


The 2021 Maryland Teacher of the Year Television Special
on Maryland Public Television



Maryland Teachers of the Year (TOY)

Words of Encouragement (video)


The Maryland Teacher of the Year Program, an affiliate of the National Teacher of the Year program, serves all 24 Maryland school districts. Three Maryland State Teachers were selected and named National Teachers of the Year and 3 additional candidates were named National Finalists.  The Maryland Teacher of the Year participates in numerous national events, speaks to audiences throughout Maryland and beyond and receives monetary awards, technology equipment, and other prizes including the gift of a new car from the Maryland Automobile Dealers’ Association.


Contact Information

Dr. Darla Strouse
Executive Director
Office of Partnerships & Recognition
darla.strouse@maryland.gov
410-767-0370 or 0369


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Maryland Teachers of the Year


In The News


Oct 7, 2021

Oct 8, 2021

Oct 7, 2021
Officials announced that Brianna Ross has been named the 2021-2022 Maryland Teacher of the Year.

Apr 27, 2021
Deer Park Middle Magnet School history teacher Brianna Ross was named today as Baltimore County Public Schools’ 2021 Teacher of the Year.

Apr 30, 2021

May 24, 2021
Morgan doctoral student Brianna Ross was named the Baltimore County Public School (BCPS) ‘2021 Teacher of the Year.’ Ross, who is currently pursuing her doctorate in Urban Educational Leadership through Morgan’s School of Education and Urban Studies discusses how the program is preparing her for classroom instruction.

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