Talbot's Katie Fox is MD Teacher of the Year Finalist!

Each year, the Maryland Department of Education Teacher of the Year Panel selects seven teachers from counties across the State as finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Talbot County Public Schools is very pleased and extremely proud to announce that TCPS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Katie Fox, has been named as a State Finalist.

Mrs. Fox has taught Kindergarten at Tilghman Elementary School since 2008. She holds a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Michigan (2002), Early Childhood Teacher Education Certification from the University of Puget Sound, and an M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Reading from Grand Canyon University (2005). Her prior teaching experience includes teaching first Grade at Chesapeake Academy in Arnold, MD, and third grade, kindergarten and pre-kindergarten at St. John School in Seattle, WA.

“It is extremely gratifying to see one of our exceptional teachers receive such well-deserved recognition,” said Dr. Kelly Griffith, TCPS Superintendent. “Katie is a highly motivated and committed educator who is truly dedicated to making a difference in the lives of the children in Talbot County. We are absolutely thrilled for her and very proud of this accomplishment.”

Fox holds many leadership roles in addition to her responsibilities in the classroom. She serves as Teacher Mentor, she is on the Gifted and Talented Advisory Committee, and the Courageous Conversations – CARE Team and Equity Team. She also leads the Primary Talent Development Team and is a member of the School Improvement Team. She is very active as a community volunteer, serving on the Board of Directors of the Tilghman Area Youth Association, as a Tilghman After School Club – Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) teacher, an Imagination Library Liaison, a CarePacks of Talbot County Volunteer, and a member of the Mid-shore Reading Council.

Mrs. Fox has received numerous awards for her work including a Northrop Grumman STEM Grant, Bartlett Pear Teacher of the Month, MSDE Teacher as Leader in Gifted and Talented Education and was the first teacher in Talbot County to be recognized through the Talbot County Education Foundation Honor A Teacher program. She lives in Easton with her husband, Nicholas and three children.

The Maryland Teacher of the Year will be announced at the annual gala in Baltimore on October 27.