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Anne Arundel County teacher finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Anne Arundel County teacher finalist for Maryland Teacher of the Year

Anne Arundel County Public Schools' Teacher of the Year is one of seven Maryland state finalists. Jennie Merrill teaches fifth grade at Severna Park Elementary School, utilizing teaching methods that include dressing in costume to present difficult concepts. Professor Labcoat is her most well-known character, who carries a fly swatter and talks in a funny accent. Merrill has two sons and has been teaching for 15 years. After being named the county's public teacher of the year at the 29th annual Excellence in Education banquet in April she gave advice to colleagues. "Get back to the heart of why you became a teacher to begin with. Become that teacher who builds a...

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