Teacher of the Year Program

  • QACPS' local Teacher of the Year program is affiliated with the Maryland and National Teacher of the Year Program. Along with receiving many awards from our local sponsors, the teacher who is named QACPS Teacher of the Year has the privilege to represent Queen Anne's County all year long. This teacher attends events with the other 23 district teachers of the year along with being privileged to meet with the State Superintendent regularly to advise him/her about policy and reform efforts. This prestigious honor is announced at the QACPS Annual Awards Gala every April. 

    The Annual Awards Gala is an event that allows QACPS to put a spotlight on their outstanding employees. These employees are nominated by parents, students, community members, supervisors, and other QACPS employees. These nomination submissions are then carefully reviewed by a selection committee for each award. During the gala, each award is announced and presented. The gala concludes with the announcement of the next year's Teacher of the Year. This event and each award is sponsored by businesses and members of this great community. If you would like to be involved in this event, check out our Teacher of the Year Sponsorship page or contact Jeff Straight at jeffrey.straight@qacps.org or 410-758-2403 x. 148

    Queen Anne's County Public School has incredible employees that deserve to be recognized! If you feel that you know a QACPS employee that goes above and beyond every day to change the lives of students in Queen Anne's County, please submit a nomination! 

    QACPS Teacher of the Year Nomination Form


  • 2018-2019 Teacher of the Year:

    Rhonda Moore

    Rhonda Moore, QACPS TOY 2018-19  

    Matapeake Elementary School

    Rhonda Moore, Queen Anne’s County Public Schools Teacher of the Year, and first-grade teacher at Matapeake Elementary School 

    Rhonda has entered her 19thyear of teaching, which began in Queen Anne’s County as a third-grade teacher at Bayside Elementary School. She moved to Matapeake in 2004 and has been a first-grade teacher there for the past 11 years.  

    Rhonda Moore is committed to providing each of her students the strong foundation they need to be caring and contributing citizens, and enthusiastic lifelong learners. She holds a Master’s of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from McDaniel College (2007) and earned a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania (1995). Rhonda currently serves as the First Grade Team Leader, a member of the School Improvement Team, and is on the Queen Anne’s County Math Curriculum Team.