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The Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award

The prestigious Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award is presented annually to one teacher from each Washington metropolitan area school district by The Washington Post Educational Foundation.

2023 MCPS Nominee


Mr. Charles A. Orifici, Clarksburg High School

Charles A. Orifici, Instrumental Music teacher at Clarksburg High School, was nominated for this year’s Washington Post Teacher of the Year.




Nominations for the 2023 Washington Post Teacher of the Year Award are are now closed. Please visit us again in October 2023.


About the Award 

One teacher from Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is selected to receive this recognition from The Washington Post. Goals of the program are to recognize excellence in teaching, encourage creative and quality instruction, and contribute in a substantive way to improving education in the Washington metropolitan area. 



About the Nominee

Who Can Be Nominated?
Nominees must be full-time certified teachers of Pre-kindergarten/Head Start through Grade 12. The award is intended for teachers who work directly with students in their classrooms on a daily basis. Teachers must have a minimum of five years teaching experience, three of which must be in MCPS.

Who Can Nominate a Teacher?
Nominations may come from teachers, students, former students, parents, administrators, or the general public. Teachers may not nominate themselves; however, teachers being nominated will be required to assist in preparing the nomination packet.


How to Submit a Nomination

How is a Nomination Submitted?
Each nominee must submit a nomination packet. 


Where & When to Submit

Nomination Deadline  

All nomination packet requirements must be received by midnight, December 16, 2022. Nominations made in previous years may be resubmitted as long as the current award format is followed.

Please submit completed nominations to: