SALISBURY — Among the seven finalists in the running for the 2016-17 Maryland Teacher of the Year is Wicomico County’s honoree Christy Briggs.
Joining her are Katrina Griffin, Anne Arundel County; Athanasia Kyriakakos, Baltimore City; Donna Miller, Calvert County; Anne Highfield, Cecil County; Michael Williams, Montgomery County; and Tamara Forte, Queen Anne’s County.
Briggs has been teaching for 19 years. She obtained her undergraduate and graduate degrees from Salisbury University and is National Board Certified. She has been an ILT Chair, facilitator for after school professional development and mentor teacher. Throughout her career, her love of literacy has inspired her to implement a student book club, an annual Family Read In and an after school reading program. Through her leadership in school partnerships, she planned the Back to School Carnival and Hope for the Holidays outreach program to support her school community. Her passion is to inspire her students to become life-long readers.