A Baltimore teacher selected as the state's Teacher of the Year last fall is one of four finalists for National Teacher of the Year.
Athanasia Kyriakakos, an art teacher at Mergenthaler Vocational Technical High School, joins educators from California, Massachusetts and Wisconsin as a nominee for the nation's top teaching honor. She was named the 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year last October.
The Council of Chief State School Officers, a national organization of school system administrators, will present the award to the winner in May at a White House ceremony honoring Teachers of the Year in all 50 states.
Maryland state schools Superintendent Karen Salmon praised...