MCPS Teacher of the Year

January 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher of the Year Gets New Wheels

Inge Chichester, the Sligo Middle School teacher named Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 academic year, has officially picked up her final prize—a new car. Chichester says since the start of the 2021-2022 school year, she’s been delivering snack to her students, so her new wheels will come in handy. MCPS-TV, a […]

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June 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Teacher of the Year Adapts to Education in the Age of Coronavirus

The coronavirus dramatically altered the plans of teachers around the world. Inge Chichester, a teacher at Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring and the current Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, spoke to MyMCMedia about the impact that online learning. How Chichester Has Continued Personalizing Online Learning Classes Before the coronavirus, students were […]

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May 28, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Sligo Middle School Educator Wins MCPS Teacher of the Year

Every morning — in the days before online learning — when students walked through the doors of Sligo Middle School in Silver Spring, they were greeted by Inge Chichester, a Montgomery County Public Schools teacher of 19 years. “Good morning family! Today is ‘Thankful Thursday’! Thank you for coming to school today Stallions!” Chichester would […]

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April 29, 2020 | Veronica Canales

Julius West Educator Wins Rising Star Teacher of The Year

In the midst of the COVID-19 emergency, classrooms have had to adjust to online instruction and learning. MyMCMedia’s Andrea Sarralde spoke with Joanna Martinez-Mack, the recipient of the Rising Star Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund. The award recognizes great teachers who have less than five years experience. Martinez-Mack teaches […]

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September 23, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Meet the Hallie Wells Educator Nominated for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Madeline Hanington, an English teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, is having a year many educators dream of. In April, she was named a finalist for the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year. Now, she’s one of seven educators in the state nominated for the Maryland Teacher of the Year […]

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September 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Hallie Wells Educator Named Finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Madeline Hanington, a staff development teacher at Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, is a finalist for the 2019-2020 Maryland Teacher of the Year Award. Hanington, named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools’ Teacher of the Year in April at the annual Champions for Children celebration, is continuing to earn recognition as an educator, as […]

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April 26, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Hallie Wells Educator Receives MCPS Teacher of the Year Award

An English teacher from Hallie Wells Middle School in Clarksburg, has been named the 2019-2020 Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year. Madeline Hanington, who has taught at the school since 2016, was awarded teacher of the year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration on Thursday night at BlackRock Center for the […]

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March 8, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

MCPS Announces Three Teacher of the Year Finalists

Montgomery County Public Schools announced its three finalists for the 2019–2020 MCPS Teacher of the Year Award by the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund: Maura Backenstoe from Burning Tree Elementary School, Madeline Hanington from Hallie Wells Middle School, and Teak Bassett from Clarksburg High School. Congratulations also to Brendan Kelly, instrumental music teacher at Albert Einstein High School, and […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Teachers and Staff Honored During Champions for Children Awards

County officials joined Montgomery County Public School leaders at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown to recognize the school district’s teachers and employees for their commitment in teaching MCPS students. MCPS staff members were honored Wednesday evening during the Annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration sponsored by the school district and the Montgomery […]

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April 19, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for April 19 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know for Thursday, April 19, in Montgomery County: 1. MCPS Teacher of the Year: Kristen Kane, a kindergarten and first grade teacher at Forest Knolls Elementary School, was named MCPS 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year during the annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration. 2. Traffic Relief Plan: The Maryland State Highway Administration will hold […]

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