Finalists named for 2014-15 Baltimore County Teacher of the Year

Winner to be announced during May 5 ceremony

TOWSON, MD. – Five Baltimore County Public Schools educators have been named finalists for the school system’s annual Teacher of the Year award for 2014-2015.

“Our Teacher of the Year program allows us to showcase the high quality educators employed by Baltimore County Public Schools,” said Superintendent Dr. S. Dallas Dance. “The five teachers named finalists this year exemplify the commitment BCPS has to ensuring that we graduate globally competitive students. Although their areas of instruction are very diverse, they all have a common passion for highly-effective teaching.”

The finalists are:

  •          Adam Carney, an English teacher and technology liaison at New Town High School in Owings Mills
  •          Anne Cross, a Grade 5 teacher at Gunpowder Elementary School in Perry Hall
  •          Kimberly Culbertson, a chemistry and forensic science teacher at Dulaney High School in Timonium
  •          Julie Krause, a Grade 1 teacher at Hawthorne Elementary School in Middle River
  •          Michelle Webster, a reading specialist at Woodholme Elementary School in Pikesville

From among the five finalists, one outstanding educator will be named Baltimore County’s Teacher of the Year during a4:30 p.m. ceremony at Loch Raven High School, 1212 Cowpens Avenue, Towson. The ceremony, which will feature student performances and remarks from 2013-2014 Baltimore County Teacher of the Year, Maryland State Teacher of the Year, and National Teacher of the Year Finalist Sean McComb, will honor all 119 nominees and their schools. Baltimore County Public Schools will also announce a Principal of the Year during the ceremony.

The Teacher of the Year finalists were selected by a panel of judges from across Baltimore County and representing principals, teachers, students, administrators and the teacher’s union. The Teacher of the Year will go on to participate in the state Teacher of the Year program, including recognition from the State Board of Education.