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The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award

The prestigious Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to one teacher from each Washington metropolitan area school district by The Washington Post Educational Foundation.

2021 MCPS Nominee

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 Catherine Miller, English for Speakers of Other Languages Teacher at Wheaton Woods Elementary School, has been nominated as the Washington Post Teacher of the Year.



Nominations for the 2021 Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award are closed.  Please visit us again in November 2021.  


About the Award 

One teacher from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is selected to receive this recognition from The Washington Post. Goals of the program are to recognize excellence in teaching, encourage creative and quality instruction, and contribute in a substantive way to improving education in the Washington metropolitan area. 

About the Nominee

Who Can Be Nominated?
Nominees must be full-time certified regular or special education teachers of prekindergarten through Grade 12. The award is intended for teachers who work directly with students in their classrooms on a daily basis or with their assigned caseloads. Teachers must have a minimum of five years teaching experience, three of which must be in MCPS.

Who Can Nominate a Teacher?
Nominations may come from teachers, students, former students, parents, administrators, or the general public. Teachers may not nominate themselves; however, teachers being nominated will be required to assist in preparing the nomination packet.

How to Submit a Nomination

How is a Nomination Submitted?
Each nominee must submit a nomination packet. 

Where & When to Submit

Nomination Deadline

All nomination packet requirements must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 8, 2021.

Please submit completed nominations to: