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Teacher of the Year

Each year, City Schools celebrates its great teachers with the Teacher of the Year award. Through a competitive process that includes applications, essays, and recommendations followed by interviews and classroom observations of the finalists, the candidate pool is narrowed until the winner is announced by the CEO in a surprise classroom visit.

Who's going to be the 2020 Teacher of the Year? It could be your favorite teacher! Nominations are now open and the deadline to submit is Friday, February 7.


Nominate a Teacher

Meet Mr. K

Kyair Butts

2019 Teacher of the year

Meet Ms. Hall

LaQuisha Hall

2018 Teacher of the year

Meet Mr. Holbrook

Justin Holbrook

2017 Teacher of the year

Past Winners of the Teacher of the Year Award
  • 2019    Kyair Butts
    Waverly Elementary/Middle School 
  • 2018    LaQuisha Hall
    Carver Vocational-Technical High School
  • 2017    Justin Holbrook* 
    Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
  • 2016    Sia Kyriakakos**
    Mergenthaler Vocational-Technical High School
  • 2015    Ryan Kaiser**
    The Mount Washington School
  • 2014    Elizabeth Barletta
    Barclay Elementary/Middle School
  • 2013     Ketia Stokes*
    Green Street Academy 
  • 2012    Bradley Nornhold
    KIPP Ujima Village Academy
  • 2011    Margaret May
    Mount Washington Elementary School
  • 2010    Brian Rainville
    Maree Garnett Faring Elementary School
  • 2009    Nicholas Greer*
    Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • 2008    Kristin Covaleskie
    Northwood Elementary School
  • 2007    Leah Waller
    Maree G. Faring Elementary School
  • 2006    Andrea Jackson
    Northwood Elementary School
  • 2005    Dennis Jutras
    Baltimore Polytechnic Institute
  • 2004    Catherine Gearhart
    Roland Park Elementary/Middle School
  • 2003    Monica Carr
    Liberty Elementary School
  • 2002    Camille Basoco
    Baltimore School for the Arts
  • 2001    Linda Eberhart**
    Mount Royal Elementary/Middle School
  • 2000    Melanie Rasmussen
    The William Baer School

* Maryland State Teacher of the Year Finalist
** Maryland State Teacher of the Year Winner