Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Outstanding Teachers
Westminster, MD
03/30/2017 08:59 AM

The Carroll County Chamber of Commerce recognized 398 teachers at the 28th annual Outstanding Teacher Awards program held Wednesday evening, March 29, 2017, at Westminster High School.

The following teachers received Outstanding Teacher Awards:

  • Leslie Bollinger, Grade 4 STEM Teacher, Cranberry Station Elementary School

  • Melissa Madison, English Language Arts Teacher, Northwest Middle School

  • Jeanne Mayo, Library Media Specialist, Liberty High School

  • Thomas McHugh, English Teacher, Century High School

  • Heather Semies, Alternative Placement Teacher, Gateway School

  • Tina Thomen, English Teacher, Manchester Valley High School

  • Brian Thompson, Music Teacher, Westminster Elementary School

  • Jacquelynn Williar-Voland, English Language Arts Teacher, North Carroll Middle School.

The Outstanding Teacher Awards recognize the men and women of the Carroll County Public School System who represent excellence in the teaching profession. Full-time elementary, middle, high school, career and technology, special education teachers, or media specialists in the Carroll County Public School System were eligible for nomination. Any parent, student, fellow teacher, supervisor or school administrator could nominate an outstanding teacher.

The Carroll County Teacher of the Year will be chosen from among the eight individuals receiving the Chamber’s Outstanding Teacher Award. That candidate will be Carroll County’s representative for the Maryland Teacher of the Year program. The 2017 Carroll County Teacher of the Year will be named during the Board of Education’s employee recognition ceremony on April 27th.

In addition, the Chamber of Commerce awarded Wilhelm Scholarships to teachers to assist in their continuing education. The scholarship recipients were Laura Finch, a 5th grade teacher at William Winchester Elementary School; Jessica Morelock, a special education teacher at Mechanicsville Elementary School; and Emily Nazelrod, a fifth grade teacher at Taneytown Elementary School.


Carey Gaddis
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