Christina Hammer-Atkins a State Teacher of the Year Finalist
HAGERSTOWN, MD (August 22, 2012) – Christina Hammer-Atkins, Washington County’s Teacher of the Year, has been named one of seven finalists in the 2012-2013 Maryland Teacher of the Year program. The Boonsboro Elementary School second grade teacher was named county teacher of the year in April. The other state finalists are Patricia DiLeonardi from Carroll County, Rhonda Holmes-Blankenship from Cecil County, Kerrie Seberg from Charles County, Lisa Young from Howard County, Bernadette Scheetz from St. Mary’s County, and Katie C. White from Talbot County. A panel of judges comprised of representatives from education organizations selected the finalists using rigorous criteria based on national standards.
The finalists will be interviewed on Saturday, September 8 and the 2012-2013 Maryland Teacher of the Year will be announced during a recognition reception and dinner at Martin’s West in Baltimore on October 5, 2012. The state winner receives a cash prize, a technology package, national travel opportunities and a new car.
The state finalists were announced today by State Superintendent of Schools Lillian M. Lowery.