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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.

2020 MCPS Nominee

TOY Kearney Blandamer

 Kearney Blandamer, English teacher at Thomas S. Whootton High School, has been nominated as the 2019-2020 Washington Post Teacher of the Year.


Nominations for the 2021 Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award will be accepted October 15, 2020, through January 8, 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. (NOTE: Nomination packets will not be returned.)

Where & When to Submit

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

Submission Address
Maria Lopez-Silvero
Montgomery County Public Schools
Office of Human Resources and Development
WaPo Teacher of the Year Award
45 West Gude Drive, Suite 2100
Rockville, Maryland 20850

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