Semifinalists for 2017 Wicomico Teacher of the Year Announced
Congratulations to the 25 Semifinalists for Wicomico Teacher of the Year!
Posted on 02/07/2017

Twenty-five educators from Wicomico County Public Schools have been named semifinalists for 2017 Wicomico Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018. These semifinalists will now go through an extensive judging process that will end in the new Wicomico Teacher of the Year being named Thursday, March 23.

The annual Wicomico Teacher of the Year Banquet, with more than 200 guests including dozens of outstanding teachers (semifinalists, nominees, and former Teachers of the Year) and supporters from schools and the community, will be held at the Commons at Salisbury University beginning at 6 p.m. March 23. The banquet will also feature student musicians, an address by outgoing Wicomico Teacher of the Year and Maryland Teacher of the Year finalist Christy Briggs of Bennett Middle School, and the honoring of a new Friend of Education. Four finalists – one for each school level – will be announced, and from among those four finalists the new Wicomico Teacher of the Year will be named.

Congratulations and good luck to all of these semifinalists for 2017 Wicomico Teacher of the Year for 2017-2018:


Beaver Run Elementary: Valerie Folsom, 2nd Grade

Bennett Middle: Kari Thomas, Math

Charles H. Chipman Elementary: Danielle Thompson, Kindergarten

Choices Academy: Devin Smith, Math

Delmar Elementary: Heather Jackson, Special Education

East Salisbury Elementary: Shannon Hurley-Wilson, Special Education

Fruitland Intermediate: Jessie Brown, Special Education

Fruitland Primary: Phoebe Horsman, 2nd Grade

Glen Avenue Elementary: Lorianne Menzel, Media Specialist

James M. Bennett High: Laurie Davies, English

Mardela Middle and High: Cathy Ramey, History

North Salisbury Elementary: Sarah Burton, Orchestra

Northwestern Elementary: Charles Echard, 4th Grade

Parkside High: Kevin Zaczkiewicz, Band

Pemberton Elementary: Arnetta Thomas, 5th Grade

Pinehurst Elementary: Jennifer Hill, Adaptive Physical Education

Pittsville Elementary and Middle: Lindsay McCauley, Physical Education

Prince Street Elementary: Christen Tacka, Intervention

Salisbury Middle: Chris Agoglia, Health Education

Westside Intermediate: Alexis Willing, 5th Grade

Westside Primary: Erin Matthews, 1st Grade

Wicomico Early Learning Center: Freda Morris, Prekindergarten

Wicomico High: Lillian Hoffman, Band

Wicomico Middle: Alison Wysocki, English Language Arts

Willards Elementary: Cristin Eurice-George, 2nd Grade