Talbot’s Renee Warfield is Maryland Teacher of the Year Finalist


Each year, the Maryland Department of Education Teacher of the Year Panel selects seven teachers from counties across the State as finalists for Maryland Teacher of the Year. Talbot County Public Schools is very pleased and extremely proud to announce that TCPS Teacher of the Year, Mrs. Renee Warfield, has been named as a State Finalist. This is the second year in a row that a TCPS teacher has been a finalist for the State award.

Mrs. Warfield is an ESOL/Spanish Teacher at Easton High School. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a Minor in Art in 2002 from Salisbury University and a Master of Education, also from Salisbury University, in 2006. She began her career with TCPS in 2007 as a Spanish Teacher at Saint Michaels Middle High School. In 2014 she transferred to Easton High School, where she now teaches English 9 and English 10 for English Language Learners (ELL) and is a co-teacher for Algebra, Biology and Government.

Pictured L-R: Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Schools, Mr. James Redman, Curriculum Supervisor, Mrs. Renee Warfield, Mr. Kirk Howie, Principal, Easton High School.

In addition to her work as a classroom teacher, Mrs. Warfield serves as a translator and interpreter and plans special events for ELL students and their families. As a member of the Digital Leader Team, she leads training and professional development for her peers. She has been Chair of the Easton High School Spirit Committee and the advisor for Easton High School’s Cultura Unidas, a bi-lingual service club,

Mrs. Warfield has demonstrated commitment to the students she serves through her additional work in the community. She collaborates with Chesapeake College on new student enrollment, and she provides after-school tutoring and college planning in partnership with the Chesapeake Multi-Cultural Resource Center. In 2010, Mrs. Warfield was named a Fulbright-Hays Award recipient, and through this program traveled to Mexico with teachers from around the state to visit and learn from schools and government agencies. She was an Easton High School Ready “R” Recipient, and Teacher of the Month, and she currently serves on the Dorchester County Library Board of Trustees.

“Renee is to be commended for her advocacy for each student’s culture to be respected and each student’s voice to be heard,” commented Dr. Kelly Griffith, Superintendent of Schools. “She believes in the importance of gaining a comprehensive understanding of a child and his or her background in order to effectively meet their needs as student and empower them to succeed! She is a tremendous asset to TCPS and we are so proud of her!”

The Maryland Teacher of the Year will be announced at the annual gala in Baltimore on October 12.

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