Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 Anne Arundel County Public Schools Teacher of the Year and the Independent Schools Teacher of the Year awards.

Nominees and winners will be honored at the 30th annual Excellence in Education awards, set for Monday, April 25, 2016, at the BWI Marriott hotel in Linthicum. Last year, nearly 50 top educators and a host of businesses were nominated for awards.

The 2016 AACPS Teacher of the Year will represent the county in the Maryland State Teacher of the Year competition. AACPS has had three finalists for the state honor in the last four years.

The Excellence in Education Awards are presented annually in partnership by Anne Arundel County Public Schools and the Annapolis & Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce. In addition to outstanding teachers, the awards honor local businesses that have forged critical partnerships that directly benefit AACPS’ approximately 80,000 students.

Parents who wish to nominate teachers should contact their child’s principal. Nomination forms are available here. Nominations are due by 3 p.m. on November 6, 2015.

The nomination process for the business partnership awards will be announced at a later date.