Maryland Teacher of the Year 2023-2024

Mary Kay Connerton

Anne Arundel County, Annapolis High School, Physical Education/Wellness, Grades 9-12

Mary Kay Connerton is a fierce advocate for student wellness. Serving as Wellness Coordinator at Annapolis High School, Anne Arundel County named her Teacher of the Year. The wellness program she created assists the school community with living healthfully, leading to a Wellness School of Distinction. She co-leads the Trauma Team and programs that focus on healing and connecting communities. She pioneered the first yoga program and Social Emotional Learning/Wellness curriculum for 25,000 students. She received the 2020 SHAPE Friend Award and earned a Master’s in Special Education (2010) and a Bachelor’s in Childhood Education (2008) from SUNY Cortland.


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