The field for Frederick County Public Schools Teacher of the Year has been narrowed to four, the district announced Tuesday.
Each year, every school nominates one teacher for the award. The teachers go through a series of interviews and submit essays as the county narrows the field.
The four finalists are:
Melissa Hargreaves, Myersville Elementary: In addition to teaching fifth grade, Hargreaves has implemented programs to her school such as “Trout in the Classroom,” a garden club and an environmental club. She has also helped Myersville Elementary receive Maryland Green School recognition.
Julie Ivins, North Frederick Elementary: As her school’s literacy specialist, Ivins has advocated for students and teachers by leading the school’s improvement team to develop a clear focus on using data analysis and a model of instruction replicated in other schools.
Margie Liddick, FCPS Career and Technology Center: Liddick spearheaded a new Culinary Foundation, and she co-chairs the center’s improvement team.
Timothy M. Snyder, Urbana Middle: Snyder contributes countless hours to annual Youth Art Month events, coaches track teams and combines passions for art and running to support a local Color Run.