2018 Teacher of the Year


Be the Inspiration – WE ARE ROTARY: The Rotary Clubs of Leorandtown and Lexington Park honors superior educators every year. This year, both Clubs were honored to help recognize outstanding educators and educational professionals, all from throughout St. Mary’s County.

Pictured Left to Right

Luke Young, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Archdiocese of Washington Veteran Teacher of the Year.Mary Joy Hurlburt, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Xaverian Brothers Sponsored School Theodore James Ryken Award – Mrs. Hurlburt is a member of the Rotary Club of Lexington Park. Bryan Kerns, St. Mary’s Ryken High School, Archdiocese of Washington Novice Teacher of the Year. Becky Loker, SMCPS, Dept. of Curriculum & Instruction, Leaders of Excellence. Patricia Herr, George W. Carver Elementary School, Educational Support Professional of the Year. Beth Ramsey, Capt. W. F. Duke Elementary School, The Washington Post Principal of the Year. Amanda Kellem, Greenview Knolls Elementary School, SMECO Outstanding Mathematics Teacher of the Year. Heather Husk, Leonardtown Middle School, The Washington Post Teacher of the Year. Heather Russell, Chopticon High School, Educational Support Professional of the Year. Sarah Lorek, Chopticon High School, St. Mary’s County Public Schools Maryland Teacher of the YearDr. Scott Smith– Superintendent, St. Mary’s County Schools.

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Alesha Boyd, Dynard Elementary School, SMECO Outstanding STEM Teacher of the Year. Chuck Dunbar, Great Mills High School, Leaders of Excellence, Kara Sostre, Evergreen Elementary School, SMECO Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year. Stephanie Stone, Chopticon High School, SMECO Outstanding Science Teacher of the Year. Tabita Ringer,Margaret Brent Middle School, SMECO Outstanding Mathematics Teacher of the Year. Taren Long, Chesapeake Public Charter School, SMECO Outstanding Mathematics.