Anne Arundel County Public Schools name the 2017-2018 'Teacher of the Year' at the 32nd annual Excellence in Education Awards.
Officials announced 13-year teacher veteran and Monarch Global Academy Public Contract School 8th grade social studies teacher Heather Carnaghan as the 'Teacher of the Year.'
“I just want to say that the years and years and years that I have worked with educators like everyone in this room is what made it possible to be in this spot,” said Carnaghan as she spoke to the crowd moments after the announcement.
Carnaghan is the first charter or contract school teacher to win the award, which has been given annually since 1987. She will compete for Maryland State Teacher of the Year, an honor that will be announced next fall.