Eight finalists were honored for their teaching excellence from over 200 candidates at the 23rd Annual Outstanding Teacher Awards on March 28 at Winters Mill High School.
The eight finalists are Marti P. Tomko, ; Patricia A. DeLeonardi, Liberty High School; Mary S. Schlipper, Mechanicsville Elementary; Janel L. Fosnot, Shiloh Middle School; Thomas E. McHugh, Century High School; Anthony J. Cimino III, Liberty High School; Deanne E. McGrath, West Middle School; and Patrick J. Rudolph, Century High School.
The Outstanding Teacher Awards is a joint program of the and , organized by the Chamber’s Business and Education Committee and supported by the Chamber’s member businesses and volunteers.
The honorees will be considered for the Carroll County Teacher of the Year Award and the Carroll County Teacher of the Year will represent Carroll County at the Maryland Teacher of the Year event.
The Chamber President’s Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Richard W. “Dick” Thompson, a West Middle School teacher since 1973 and the director of the Carroll County Summer Enrichment Program since 1985.
The Chamber also presented three teachers with the Chamber's Wilhelm Scholarship to be used for continuing education. Scott Trexler, Century High School; Jennifer Moran, New Windsor Middle and Iris Wingert, South Carroll High School received the Wilhelm Scholarship.
All nominees are full time Carroll County Public School teachers.
“The role of the classroom teacher cannot be overemphasized since they are the most influential factor in a child’s educational experience and for that reason the members of the Carroll County Chamber of Commerce applaud the efforts of our Outstanding Teachers and recognize their contribution to our youth,” said Chamber President Mike McMullin.
Information ini this post taken from a news release.