Congratulations to the WCPS Teacher of the Year
2019-2020 TEACHER OF THE YEAR
The third time as a finalist was a charm for Joshua Edwards, a visual arts teacher at Clear Spring High School, who was named 2019-20 Washington County Teacher of the Year on Wednesday night.
Employed at Washington County Public Schools for 14 years, Edwards was nominated for the honor three previous times and selected as a finalist twice before.
As the county's Teacher of the Year, Edwards will receive a $5,000 technology package from the school system, the use of a new car for the next year courtesy of Hagerstown Honda, free Chick-fil-A meals for one year and an Apple Watch. All five finalists will receive iPad minis from Sprint and gift cards from On Track Washington County.
The other 2019-2020 finalists honored Wednesday were:
- Jennifer Babb, a third-grade teacher at Jonathan Hager Elementary School
- Samantha Farioli, a seventh-grade English language arts teacher and magnet coordinator at Boonsboro Middle School
- Kimberly Grabenstein, a fourth-grade magnet teacher at Williamsport Elementary School
- Ashley Vascik, a social studies teacher at Boonsboro High School.