Three teachers have been nominated as finalists for Montgomery County Public Schools Teacher of the Year award.
Cristina Ulrich, a kindergarten teacher at Brookhaven Elementary School in Aspen Hill, Steven Katz, a math teacher at Westland Middle School in Bethesda, and Dawn Charles, an English teacher at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School, are all up for the award, according to a Feb. 15 school system press release.
All three are being honored with 2013 Excellence in Teaching Awards from the Marian Greenblatt Education Fund, which recognizes teachers who “inspire their students to achieve, encourage younger teachers to be the best they can be and help their school and community,” according to the release.
The teachers represent the dedication and commitment of the school system’s staff, Superintendent Joshua P. Starr wrote in the release.
A panel will interview finalists and announce the Teacher of the Year during the Montgomery County Business Roundtable for Education on April 25.