Teacher of the Year

We are proud to announce the CCSS 2018 Teacher of the Year (TOY) has been named the WCPS TOY and will compete for the MD TOY.

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Ms. Karen Holland


Ms. Karen Holland

Ms. Karen Holland graduated from Stephen Decatur High School, attended University of Maryland Eastern Shore earning her Bachelors of Science degree in Special Education, and her Masters of Education in Elementary School Counseling from Wilmington University.  She is currently pursuing her Doctor of Educational Leadership degree at the University of Phoenix. In her thirteenth year of teaching, Ms. Holland is currently teaching all subject areas to an outstanding group of students at Cedar Chapel Special School.  At the core of every instructional experience is Ms. Holland’s high expectations and her never-ending push to move students forward by modeling a contagious positive perspective with the entire learning community. She believes that building a positive learning experience is the key to success.


CCSS Teacher of the Year 2017
Ms. Karen Holland



CCSS Teacher of the Year 2016
Mrs. Melissa Huntsberry

TOY 2015

CCSS Teacher of the Year 2015
Ms. Trish Wright
TOY 2015


CCSS Teacher of the Year 2014
Mrs. Mary Lankford
TOY 2014

CCSS Teacher of the Year 2013
Mrs. Liz Atwood​
​​​TOY 2013


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