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Amber Wright becomes Teacher of the Year in Queen Anne's County

Posted at 5:36 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 17:36:59-04

KENT ISLAND, Md. — 2020 may be an unprecedented school year, but some things have to go on!

Queen Anne's County made Amber Wright Teacher of the Year, she was chosen out of 50 finalists.

Wright knew she was named Teacher of the Year, but what she didn’t know was what her students were about to give her.

A 2020 Ford Escape. She was honestly surprised.

"I saw all the people around the corner, I couldn’t believe it," Wright said.

Her students couldn’t believe the energy and excitement she brought everyday to the classroom. Wright is a performance art teacher. She has spent 14 of her 25 years teaching at Kent Island.

"Everyday she walks into the classroom with an amazing smile, the best energy , she’s pumped up everyday."

Wright has been nominated for the award several times before in Queen Anne’s, this is the first time she won.