In honor of Christa McAuliffe, a former Prince George's County Public Schools teacher, the Board of Education established the Christa McAuliffe Award to recognize excellence in teaching. This award, available to Prince George's County Public Schools teachers only, honors an outstanding teacher based on competitive standards of excellence established by other teachers.
The award is also a special tribute to Christa McAuliffe, America's Teacher-In-Space, who died in the 1986 explosion of the Space Shuttle Challenger. Mrs. McAuliffe taught in Prince George's County from 1971 to 1978.
Candidates must be certified full-time teachers in grades kindergarten through twelve in PGCPS and have spent at least the past five years teaching full-time in Prince George's County Public Schools.
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2022 Award Nominees:
Kadia Brown – Imagine Foundations at Leeland Public Charter School
Dr. Terri Dove – DuVal High School (WINNER)
Stephanie Lee – Templeton Elementary School
Mary Lorena – Templeton Elementary School
Carolyn Sauer – Kenilworth Elementary School
Jacob Scott – International High School at Langley Park
Arnold Somera – International High School at Langley Park
Bernadith Tan-Piengco – Templeton Elementary School
2019 Christa McAuliffe Award Nominees:
Jennifer Findlater – Benjamin Tasker Middle
Shanita Graves – CMIT Academy – South Middle High PC
Benora McCain-Wigfall – CMIT Academy – North Elementary PC
Manuela Pagunsan – Greenbelt Middle (WINNER)
Romelita Panga – Dodge Park Elementary
Stephanny Powell-Williams – Melwood Elementary
Gillian Richards – Accokeek Academy
Carolyn Sauer – Kenilworth Elementary