Nancy Shay, an English resource teacher at Richard Montgomery High School has been named the 2017-2018 MCPS Teacher of the Year.  Shay, who has worked for MCPS for nearly 30 years, will now compete for Maryland Teacher of the Year.  Ms. Shay was one of three finalists for Teacher of the Year, along with Melissa Segal, fourth grade team leader at Luxmanor Elementary School, and Cherin Hershkowitz, math content specialist at Roberto W. Clemente Middle School.  Ms. Shay was named Teacher of the Year on April 26 during the 15th annual Champions for Children Awards Celebration.  For more information on this year's honorees and to view video and photos from the event, visit