Michael Williams
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Kennedy High School Teacher Finalist for Maryland’s Teacher of the Year (VIDEO & PHOTO)

Michael Williams, a resource teacher from John F. Kennedy High School has been named a finalist for the 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year by the Maryland State Department of Education.

Superintendent Jack Smith surprised Williams with the news at Kennedy High this week.

Williams is nominated along with six other teachers across the state for the honor. According to a news release, the winner will be named during a gala in Baltimore to be held on Oct. 7th. The winner will receive a cash award, technology equipment, national travel opportunities, and a new car valued at more than $25,000 donated by the Maryland Automobile Dealers Association.

Williams was named the 2016-2017 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year back in May during the annual Champions for Children Celebration.

Williams is known for his role as the co-founder of the Montgomery County Minority Scholars Program. He has also been honored with the Humanitarian Award by the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Committee of Montgomery County.

Maureen Chowdhury

About Maureen Chowdhury

Maureen Chowdhury is a multimedia journalist with Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at mchowdhury@mymcmedia.org and on Twitter at @MediaMaureen. Maureen authors the blog Sound Check on MyMCMedia.

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