Outstanding Teachers

The SMECO Outstanding Teacher awards honor local educators for their leadership in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, including career and technology education.

To select deserving teachers for the awards, the Co-op works with the school systems of Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s counties, as well as with schools in SMECO’s service territory in Prince George’s County. Teachers are chosen for their outstanding performance in the areas of creativity, rapport with students, enthusiasm for teaching, professionalism, and innovative teaching methods. Over the past 33 years, SMECO has recognized almost 500 local math and science teachers.