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2020 District/Charter Teachers of the Year named

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Twenty Delaware teachers are finalists to be named Delaware’s 2020 State Teacher of the Year.

Selected from among the 9,000 public school teachers in the state, the candidates were nominated by their districts or the Delaware Charter School Network because of their ability to inspire students with a love of learning, demonstration of professional traits and devotion to teaching. Already leaders among the colleagues in their buildings, each now has assumed a role representing educators in their districts or the charter network. In October, one will take over the state title from 2019 Delaware Teacher of the Year Dana Bowe, a special education teacher at West Seaford Elementary in the Seaford School District.


The 2020 District/Charter Teachers of the Year are:



Appoquinimink: Stephen Landry,  Appoquinimink High (mathematics)
Brandywine: Lauren Conrad, Concord High (music-vocal)
Caesar Rodney: Sabra Collins, Caesar Rodney High (physical education)
Cape Henlopen: Brennan Clarke, Shields Elementary (English as a second language)
Capital: Erica Richard, East Dover Elementary (K-4 mathematics specialist)
Charters: Kayla Sweet, Kuumba Academy (6th grade mathematics)
Christina: Lindsey Muldoon, Shue Medill Middle (8th grade English language arts)
Colonial: Rebecca Vitelli, Colwyck Center (prekindergarten)
Delmar: Donna Huston, Delmar High (English language arts)
Indian River: Arthur Henry, Millsboro Middle (music-band)
Lake Forest: Christina Hughes-Gallo, Lake Forest High (social studies)
Laurel: Donna Sava, Laurel Elementary (1st grade)
Milford: Jaime Hill, Morris Elementary (kindergarten)
NCCVT: Anthony Webb,  Delcastle High (mathematics)
POLYTECH: Nick Post, POLYTECH High (electrical trades technology)
Red Clay Consolidated: Richard Weaver,  AI duPont High (music-band)
Seaford: Laura Burke, Central Elementary (3rd grade)
Smyrna: Denise Balcerak, Sunnyside Elementary (kindergarten)
Sussex Tech: Dontez Collins,  Sussex Tech High (mathematics)
Woodbridge: Stephanie Vodvarka, Wheatley Elementary (4th grade)

Alison May
alison.may@doe.k12.de.us
(302) 735-4006