Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) and the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's counties recently honored 17 local educators for their accomplishments in the fields of mathematics and science.
Receiving honors this year were nine mathematics teachers and eight science teachers from schools in the three counties. The teachers were chosen for their outstanding performance in the areas of creativity, rapport with students, enthusiasm for teaching, professionalism, and innovative teaching methods. Each teacher received a plaque and a check for $250.
The Outstanding Mathematics Teachers of the Year are:
Stephanie Fulk, Windy Hill Middle School
Sabrina Hurley, Huntingtown High School
Juanita Ridenour, Plum Point Elementary School
Vickie Falkler, John Hanson Middle School
Mary Katherine Rodgers, Arthur Middleton Elementary School
Terri Tipsword, Maurice J. McDonough High School
St. Mary's County:
Bonnie Beavan, Spring Ridge Middle School
Tammy Tucker, Lexington Park Elementary School
Brian Weisner, Great Mills High School
The Outstanding Science Teachers of the Year are:
Thomas Hill, Plum Point Elementary School
Radhika Plakkot, Huntingtown High School
Deborah Clarke-Hall, Malcolm Elementary School
Jill Locco, John Hanson Middle School
Quentin Metzgar, Westlake High School
St. Mary's County:
Jason Hayes, Chopticon High School
Elizabeth Schuck, St. Mary's Ryken High School
Stephanie Stone, Esperanza Middle School
LEFT: The outstanding math teachers of the year from St. Marys County are, from left, Tammy Tucker, Lexington Park Elementary School, Brian Weisner, Great Mills High School, and Bonnie Beavan, Spring Ridge Middle School.
RIGHT: The outstanding science teachers of the year from St. Marys County are, from left, Jason Hayes, Chopticon High School, Stephanie Stone, Esperanza Middle School, and Elizabeth Schuck, St. Marys Ryken High School.