UPPER MARLBORO, MD – Congressman Steny H. Hoyer (MD-05) hosted the annual Fifth District Educators of the Year Luncheon today to recognize 17 outstanding teachers and principals, including the Washington Post’s Teacher of the Year and Principal of the Year finalists and County Teacher of the Year Award recipients for Prince George’s, Anne Arundel, Charles, Calvert, and St. Mary’s Counties.

“I was glad to join in thanking many outstanding educators from the Fifth District today,”said Congressman Hoyer. “We ask so much of our teachers and administrators, who work each day to educate and inspire our students. As a society, we must do more to ensure our educators have the resources they need to help every student succeed.”

“I’m proud that our state continues to lead the country when it comes to educating our children,”continued Congressman Hoyer. “We must continue building on the progress we’ve made over the past decade to ensure our students are fully equipped with the skills they need to succeed. That’s why I’ll continue to fight against the efforts by the Trump Administration to disinvest in our students, teachers, and communities. I join in congratulating these hardworking teachers and principals for their well-deserved recognition.”

The following principals and teachers were honored today:

Prince George’s County

  • Samuel Haller, DeMatha Catholic High School,
    Washington Post Teacher of the Year
  • Kenneth Kitchelt, Frances Fuchs Early Childhood Center,
    Washington Post Teacher of the Year
  • Daleisha Myers, Tulip Grove Elementary School,County Teacher of the Year
  • Tracey Spivey-White, Judith P. Hoyer Montessori School,
    Washington Post Teacher of the Year

Anne Arundel County

  • Heather Carnaghan, Monarch Global Academy Public Contract School,
    County Teacher of the Year
  • Josh Carroll, South River High School,Washington Post Teacher of the Year
  • George Lindley, Arundel Middle School,Washington Post Principal of the Year

Charles County

  • Lynn Hopkins, Milton M. Somers Middle School,County Teacher of the Year
  • Kathleen Morgan, Dr. Thomas L. Higdon Elementary School,
    Washington Post Principal of the Year
  • Cynthia Pryor, William A. Diggs Elementary School,
    Washington Post Teacher of the Year
  • Wendy Slay, St. Mary’s Bryantown Catholic School,Golden Apple Award

Calvert County

  • James Kurtz, Windy Hill Middle School,Washington Post Principal of the Year
  • Kristen Ratcliff, Calvert High School,Washington Post Teacher of the Year
  • Melaney Sanchez, Mt. Harmony Elementary School,County Teacher of the Year

St. Mary’s County

  • Heather Husk, Leonardtown Middle School,Washington Post Teacher of the Year
  • Sarah Lorek, Chopticon High School,County Teacher of the Year
  • Beth Ramsey, Captain Walter Francis Duke Elementary,
    Washington Post Principal of the Year