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Friday, 24 April 2020 12:21

DCPS Teacher of the Year and First-Class Teacher of the Year Announced

DCPS Teacher of the Year and First-Class Teacher of the Year Announced

Cheri Robinson 2020 2021 TOY

Cherie Robinson

 Dorchester County’s 2020-2021 Teacher of the Year

Cherie Robinson, a 30-year teaching veteran, has been named Dorchester County Public Schools Teacher of the Year for the 2020-2021 school year.  Ms. Robinson, who teaches 11th and 12th grade aspiring educators at the Teacher Academy of Maryland at Dorchester Career and Technology Center, was one of 12 finalists nominated for the award.  This is the second year in a row that a CTE (Career and Technical Education) teacher has been named Teacher of the Year.

“The talent and dedication of the Teacher of the Year nominees was exceptional, so to be selected from this group of extraordinary educators is not only an honor and privilege, it is very humbling,” said Ms. Robinson.  “Teaching is my life and now I get to share my passion with all of Maryland while representing Dorchester County!”


Ms. Robinson will now represent Dorchester County at the annual Maryland Teacher of the Year event held in Baltimore in the fall.

Hannah Abt FCTOY

Hannah Abt

Dorchester County’s 2020-2021 First Class Teacher of the Year


Hannah Abt, a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Choptank Elementary School, was selected as the First-Class Teacher of the Year for Dorchester County Public Schools.  This is a locally sponsored recognition that recognizes a first-year teacher of exceptional promise.


Ms. Abt said, “It is such an honor to have been selected from a group of more-than-deserving candidates, as Dorchester County’s First-Class Teacher of the Year.  My first year of teaching has brought many challenges, but also so much gratification as I’ve watched my students learn and grow right alongside me.  To be recognized when I know I still have so much more to learn is truly a great feeling!”


The annual Teacher of the Year and First-Class Teacher of the Year competitions are strongly supported through local business donations and contributions, including the free use of a car for the year from the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships.