Maryland Teacher of the Year 2020-2021

Wyatt Oroke

Baltimore City – City Springs Elementary School, English Language Arts, Grades 7-8

Wyatt Oroke has been nationally recognized for his work in social justice and literacy. He graduated from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2013) and Johns Hopkins University School of Education (2015) and teaches 7th and 8th grade English at City Springs Elementary/Middle School in Baltimore City. Mr. O serves as a team leader, girls’ volleyball and boys’ basketball coach, and has many other school, community, and district roles. He received recognition for his teaching including awards from JHU, the Maryland State Senate, the Orioles, and was awarded the “Superhero Award” by Ellen DeGeneres.


Kelly Manley
Coordinator, Special Projects
Office of Communications and Community Engagement
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