Wicomico County Teacher of the Year Quarterfinalists

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Seventy three educators from Wicomico County Public Schools have made it to the quarterfinals for Teacher of the Year. They will be honored at the Teacher of the Year Kickoff Celebration at Beaver Run Elementary School on January 12th. The semifinalists will be announced at the end of the evening. They will take part in three scored events which will determine the four finalists. All the semifinalists and finalists will be celebrated with the winning Teacher of the Year named in the spring.

The next Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be one of the teachers listed here. Congratulations to all of these excellent educators. Names are listed in alphabetical order for each school.

Quarterfinalists for Wicomico Teacher of the Year:
Beaver Run Elementary: Ebonee Barkley, Ashley Johnson, Dr. Nan Richerson
Bennett Middle: Amy Davidson, Jacqueline Lacey, Deanna Marshall
Charles H. Chipman Elementary: Jennifer Hare, Bethany Simon
Delmar Elementary: Jenna Purnell, Diana Schultz
East Salisbury Elementary: Kirsten Biddle, Montine Garcia-Miller, Dustin Gooch

Fruitland Intermediate: Kathryn Acon, Buck Burton, Danielle Pulliam
Fruitland Primary: Elizabeth Finch, Kellie Harvey, Kellie Martino
Glen Avenue Elementary: Lyndsay Greenan, Tuishula Wise
James M. Bennett High: Jared Cooper, Mariah Gordy, Victoria Olinde
Mardela Middle & High: Don Abbatiello, Jessica Patton, John Wixted

North Salisbury Elementary: Laura Black, Donna Gregory, Kelli Lewis
Northwestern Elementary: Amanda Avens, Melissa Hileman, Nadia Peterson
Parkside High: Sherri Harkins, Jerry Kelley, Stefanie Neal, Michelle Wainwright
Pemberton Elementary: Erin Lukas, Heather McDonough, Brenda Rhoads
Pinehurst Elementary: Sheila Edwards, Andromeda Massey, Kirsten Schoepf

Pittsville Elementary & Middle: Jonathan Benjamin, Ken Dasher
Prince Street Elementary: Meredyth Croteau, Emily Dale, Shannon Vaughan
Salisbury Middle: Heidi Hershey, Avery Janaskie, Rachel Thompson
West Salisbury Elementary: Lauren Gilmore, Kerri Kurten, Tara Martens
Westside Intermediate: Kara Watson

Westside Primary: Jennifer Bails, Dionte Weldon, Deborah Wessels
Wicomico High: Tangela Ames-Parker, James “Matt” McMurdo, Gretchen Wallace
Wicomico Middle: Lillian Hoffman, Michele Lilly, Carly Torres
Willards Elementary: Kellianne Scholl, Deborah Simpkins, Jamie Spears

Special Programs:
Birth to Five: Abigail Erbe
Choices Academy: Bobby Bates, Harrison Nowalk
English Language Support Center: Dana Hetzler
Online Learning Lab: Laura Owens
Wicomico Elementary Virtual Academy: Magic Mapp


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