Teacher of the Year

2018-19 Teacher of the Year

Now is the perfect time to nominate a deserving Wicomico High School teacher for the 2018-19 Teacher of the Year!  Teacher of the Year nominations will be taken Nov. 13-Dec. 15.  Anyone in the community may seek recognition for a current tenured teacher in Wicomico Schools who has taught full time in Maryland for at least five complete years.

Nominations may be made online, quickly and easily, at https://tinyurl.com/toy2018-19. The form is accessible on mobile devices, too. 

If you prefer a paper copy, please click here to download. The forms are also available at the Wicomico Public Schools main office at 2424 Northgate Drive in Salisbury, or to download from the Teacher of the Year page on the Wicomico Schools website. For more information, please contact Laura Bounds, 410-677-5287 ext. 4398 or lbounds@wcboe.org.

The Wicomico Teacher of the Year Recognition Program annually receives nominations from parents, students, the community and colleagues to recognize outstanding teachers in each Wicomico school. Wicomico Teachers of the Year model teaching excellence, and include past finalists and winners at the state level. Wicomico is proud to have on its staff three Maryland Teachers of the Year: Bonnie Walston (1994), then a resource teacher at Parkside High School and now the Director of Special Education; Aaron Deal (2004)l, then a computer education teacher at Salisbury Middle School and now the Central Office Technology Trainer; and April Todd, who was named both Somerset and Maryland Teacher of the Year and is now a middle school Thinking and Doing (TAD) teacher for Wicomico Schools.

From among all of the eligible nominees for each school, a semifinalist will be selected to represent the school. Semifinalists for Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be challenged in a public speaking exercise called the Fishbowl, and they will later be interviewed by a blue ribbon panel of judges. On March 22, during the Teacher of the Year Banquet at Salisbury University’s Commons, semifinalists and many other nominees will be celebrated. The finalists at the primary, intermediate, middle and high school levels will be named, and the 2018-2019 Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be announced.