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3 Local Teachers Make County's Top 50 List

Educators from Central Elementary, Mayo Elementary and Southern High were nominated for the 2012 Anne Arundel County Teacher of the Year.

Three local educators will be honored in April’s Excellence in Education banquet, hosted by Anne Arundel County Public Schools (AACPS).

Kelly Dillon of , Keri Farrish of and Mark Schrader of will each be commended along with 44 other teachers for their hard work and dedication to county students.

The event will culminate with the announcements of the 2012 Anne Arundel County Public and Private School Teachers of the Year. The winner will go on to represent Anne Arundel County at the Maryland State Teacher of the Year competition, according to an AACPS release.

“Every day in our classrooms, our teachers are creating brighter futures not just for our children, but for all of us,” Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in a release. “It is thrilling to be able to spotlight that.”

The banquet will take place April 16 at the BWI Marriott in Linthicum.

Do you know any of the three nominated teachers? Send them a “congrats” in the comments!

Wendy Cronin February 03, 2012 at 05:33 PM
Congratulations Ms. Farrish on being nominated for this wonderful award!!! I know first hand that your students love you!!!
Kristi Spicknall February 03, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Congrats Kerri!! You certainly deserve this, all the hard work and dedication has paid off. Well done!
Laura February 03, 2012 at 06:21 PM
Congrats Mrs. Dillon! I know who Marisa would vote for!!
Beth Livingston February 03, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Ms.Farrish, you are definitely one of the gifted souls put here to teach! Thank you for all you did for us and continue to do for others!
Marie Armstrong Thorne February 03, 2012 at 06:41 PM
Congratulations Mrs. Farrish, we are so proud and blessed to have you as our daughters teacher :) She has already learned so much from you outside of the the regular curriculum.......Keep up the great work!
Jenny Yates February 03, 2012 at 09:28 PM
Congrats to Mrs. Dillon, we love her at Mayo!
Linda Stanofski February 04, 2012 at 12:26 AM
Congrats to my daughter, she has worked hard to be one of the best!
Kelly Dillon February 04, 2012 at 12:38 AM
Awww--- Thank you!!!!! I am so humbled by this!! I miss her terribly!
Kelly Dillon February 04, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Thanks mom! I love you!! You are the reason I am a success!!
Kelly Dillon February 04, 2012 at 12:53 AM
Again--Thank you!!! I miss my twins!!!!
Crystal Willis February 04, 2012 at 02:04 AM
Congratulations Mrs. Dillon!! I truly appreciate your help, time and dedication to each individual student. Definatly a blessing having you as Max's teacher he has come so far because of you. This marking period was the first time he made honor roll, i was so proud as was he! By the way he talks about you all the time! Well deserved award!
Kelly Dillon February 04, 2012 at 10:27 AM
Crystal, Thank you ! Well deserved and EARNED report card by Max. I knew you two would be thrilled. Mrs. Dillon
Joe Van Deuren February 04, 2012 at 01:17 PM
Teachers are our most important resource in the county. I want to congratulate each of the nominees and remind them that the Grants 4 Teachers Fund is available for all AA County Teachers who have creative ideas for reaching our children. Applications are available at http://www.cfaac.org/non-profits/grants4teachers/
Nola Meyers February 04, 2012 at 01:39 PM
Mark Schrader we love you!! You are a primary reason Stephen got through school!! I am so hoping Eric will have a chance to have you in class. You are a caring and understanding teacher. I am really excited you are being recognized - you deserve it!! Congrats!!
DawnCriste@gmail.com February 04, 2012 at 02:03 PM
Thank you Mr. Schrader! Your positiveness toward my son, building him up, and the interest you show towards him for his future, I know you will play a positive role in his life! Thank you so much for your patience, gentleness yet toughness for my soon and all your other students! We are grateful you are at Southern!
Julie Cendejas February 04, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Congratulations to Kelly Dillon! I'm so proud of you. You have made teaching your life's work and for that, so many children have flourished. You are an inspiration, you are what teaching is all about.
Christina February 04, 2012 at 02:35 PM
Congratulations Kelly!!!! We love all of the teachers at Mayo and were very exited when Crista was placed in your Math and Science class. She has excelled with you help. You deserve it!!!!
Steve Dillon February 04, 2012 at 02:50 PM
Congratulations sis! It's nice to read all the parents comments about you. The greatest thing we can do in our lives is impact someone else's. Teachers are the future of our children.
Nancy Kline February 04, 2012 at 04:04 PM
My husband and I are thrilled that Mrs. Dillon has taught both of our sons. They love going to school because, "Mrs. Dillon makes it fun." You are an amazing teacher! Thank you for all of your hard work.
Kelly Dillon February 06, 2012 at 12:55 AM
Mrs. Kline, Thank you for your comments. It has been a joy and privilege to teach your sons! Kelly
Kelly Dillon February 06, 2012 at 12:57 AM
Thank you!! Her insight in math is fun to witness!
Shannan Hall February 06, 2012 at 02:02 AM
Congrats, Mrs. Dillon! Kelsey loves you!

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