Member newsletter for Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative

Nominate an outstanding teacher

Each year, SMECO works with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties to present Outstanding Teacher awards to educators for their leadership in the fields of mathematics, science, technology, and engineering.

If you know any outstanding science, mathematics, or STEM teachers, invite them to submit an application to SMECO for consideration.

Each winning teacher will receive a plaque and a cash award of $500 for his or her personal use.

HOW WE CHOOSE! Teachers are chosen for their outstanding performance in the areas of creativity, rapport with students, enthusiasm for teaching, professionalism, and innovative teaching methods.

WE DID THE MATH! In 32 years, SMECO has recognized 480 local math
and science teachers.

Ready to make a nomination? Visit

In addition to the Outstanding Teacher awards, SMECO works with local school systems to sponsor other educational programs. They include the MATHCOUNTS competition for middle school students, the annual Elementary Mathematics Challenge, and the scholarship awards for Southern Maryland high school seniors. SMECO also takes students to Washington, D.C., for the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association’s Youth Tour.