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 isponsored 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 Geneva Harrison at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410-758-2403 x. 198
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!
Marsha Macneal graduated from West Virginia University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. In 2005, she earned her Master of Education degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola College. In 2015, she completed a rigorous, performance-based, two-year process to earn National Board Certification in Mathematics. Marsha began her teaching career in Baltimore County and has been sharing her love of math with students for 20 years. Numerous visits to family living on the Eastern Shore and the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay prompted a move to Queen Anne’s County. In the 11 years Marsha has been at Centreville Middle School, she served as Math Specialist and has taught 8th grade math, algebra, algebra 2 and geometry. She is a member of the School Improvement Team, has mentored Washington College PDS interns, was active on the Teacher Evaluation Task Force, has participated in Summer Math Curriculum Workshops, and was a 2016 QACPS Teacher of the Year Finalist. Marsha enjoys extending students’ mathematics learning beyond the classroom by having all of her students annually participate in the Bowie Baysox Pi Day Competition, as well as leading a group of students in helping patients at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital by participating in a Math-a-Thon. Marsha believes that a classroom atmosphere of encouragement, positivity, and respect fosters student motivation and engagement, and leads to the ultimate obtainable goal of achievement in math for ALL students. Marsha thanks her family for their continual love and support in all of life’s adventures. She is grateful for her school family who makes CMS a fun and wonderful place to work. Marsha is married to Sean Macneal. Together, with their energetic chocolate labs, Hunter and Fisher, they enjoy boating, fishing, and relaxing at the beach.