25 semi-finalists competing for Teacher of the Year

Christy Briggs, 20106’s Teacher Of The Year, works with students.

Twenty-five educators from Wicomico County Public Schools have been named semifinalists for 2017-2018 Wicomico Teacher of the Year. These semifinalists will now go through an extensive judging process that will end in the new Wicomico Teacher of the Year being named Thursday, March 23.

The annual Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet, with more than 200 guests including dozens of outstanding teachers (semifinalists, nominees, and former Teachers of the Year) and supporters from schools and the community, will be held at the Commons at Salisbury University beginning at 6 p.m. March 23. The banquet will also feature student musicians, an address by outgoing Wicomico Teacher of the Year and Maryland Teacher of the Year finalist Christy Briggs of Bennett Middle School, and the honoring of a new Friend of Education. Four finalists – one for each school level – will be announced, and from among those four finalists the new Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be named.

Congratulations and good luck to all of these semifinalists for 2017-2018 Wicomico Teacher of the Year:

  • Beaver Run Elementary: Valerie Folsom, 2nd Grade
  • Bennett Middle: Kari Thomas, Math
  • Charles H. Chipman Elementary: Danielle Thompson, Kindergarten
  • Choices Academy: Devin Smith, Math
  • Delmar Elementary: Heather Jackson, Special Education
  • East Salisbury Elementary: Shannon Hurley-Wilson, Special Education
  • Fruitland Intermediate: Jessie Brown, Special Education
  • Fruitland Primary: Phoebe Horsman, 2nd Grade
  • Glen Avenue Elementary: Lorianne Menzel, Media Specialist
  • James M. Bennett High: Laurie Davies, English
  • Mardela Middle and High: Cathy Ramey, History
  • North Salisbury Elementary: Sarah Burton, Orchestra
  • Northwestern Elementary: Charles Echard, 4th Grade
  • Parkside High: Kevin Zaczkiewicz, Band
  • Pemberton Elementary: Arnetta Thomas, 5th Grade
  • Pinehurst Elementary: Jennifer Hill, Adaptive Physical Education
  • Pittsville Elementary and Middle: Lindsay McCauley, Physical Education
  • Prince Street Elementary: Christen Tacka, Intervention
  • Salisbury Middle: Chris Agoglia, Health Education
  • Westside Intermediate: Alexis Willing, 5th Grade
  • Westside Primary: Erin Matthews, 1st Grade
  • Wicomico Early Learning Center: Freda Morris, Prekindergarten
  • Wicomico High: Lillian Hoffman, Band
  • Wicomico Middle: Alison Wysocki, English Language Arts
  • Willards Elementary: Cristin Eurice-George, 2nd Grade
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