We are finally resuming the Wicomico Teacher of the Year Recognition Program, which was put on hold in March when schools closed due to the pandemic. The Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet would have been March 26th, and the 25 semifinalists have been waiting ever since to find out the results. Teacher Appreciation Week seemed like the perfect time to do it.
Earlier today, Superintendent of Schools Dr. Donna Hanlin surprised four of the Teacher of the Year semifinalists with the news that they are finalists for Wicomico Teacher of the Year. The surprise news came during a Zoom interview with Lisa Bryant about distance learning. That interview will air at about 5 tonight on DelmarvaLife.
Primary Finalist: Chelsey Mangum, Prekindergarten 3 Year Olds, Beaver Run Elementary (Left Below)
Intermediate Finalist: Kelly Hamilton, Thinking and Doing (TAD) Program, North Salisbury Elementary
Middle School Finalist: James McCrobie, 6th- to 8th-Grade Social Studies/STEM, Salisbury Middle
High School Finalist: Hemalatha Bhaskaran, Environmental Science, James M. Bennett High (Right Below)
The 2020-2021 Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be named on WBOC’s DelmarvaLife at about 5 p.m. Thursday.
Photos of all the Teacher of the Year semifinalists are posted in a Facebook album.
We have posted a number of videos to celebrate our Teacher of the year semifinalists and finalists:
Finalists: What I Love about Teaching
Teacher of the Year Semifinalists: In the Classroom
Announcement of the final four and winner of the Rising Star Award for second-year teachers
Farewell message from the 2019-2020 Wicomico Teacher of the Year, Shane Morton