Media Advisory: MCPS to Name Teacher of the Year at Champions for Children Event

April 21, 2023

The Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) 2022-2023 Teacher of the Year will be announced on Monday, April 24 during the annual Champions for Children celebration at BlackRock Center for the Arts. The event honors the exceptional work of educators, staff, and community partners who make a difference in the lives of children every day. The winner would be in the running for Maryland Teacher of the Year. 

WHAT: Champions for Children Awards Celebration, including the announcement of the 2022-2023 MCPS Teacher of the Year

WHEN: Monday, April 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 

WHERE: BlackRock Center for the Arts, 12901 Town Commons Drive, Germantown, MD 20874

WHO: Award winners and nominees; MCPS leadership scheduled to speak.

  • Karla Silvestre, President, Montgomery County Board of Education, 

  • Will Jawando, Councilmember, Montgomery County Council

  • Dr. Monifa B. McKnight, Superintendent of Schools, Montgomery County Public Schools 

Teacher of the Year Finalists:

Megan Anderson 

Chevy Chase Elementary School

Eunju (April) Moon

Ridgeview Middle School

Shannon McKenzie

Clarksburg High School

In addition to the Teacher of the Year finalists, those being honored at the Champions for Children event include:

Supporting Services Employee of the Year

Kimani Gray

MCPS Rising Star Teacher of the Year

Amanda Hammersla

Dr. Edward Shirley Award for Excellence in Educational Administration and Supervision

Beth F. Thomas

R.A.I.S.E. Champion of the Year

Cecilia (Sissy) Natoli

Superintendent’s Community Champion for Children

Laura Mitchell

There will also be musical performances by The Singing Colonels, Col. Zadok Magruder High School and NBC4 news anchor Jummy Olabanji will serve as emcee of the event.

Members of the media are asked to contact to RSVP. 



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