The semifinalists were whittled down from an earlier list of 56 nominees, and include three local elementary school teachers, a middle school teacher and one high school educator. The "Teacher of the Year" honor is presented by Anne Arundel County Public Schools the Annapolis and Anne Arundel County Chamber of Commerce.
- Bradley Wray, Arundel High School
- Jennifer Swiech, Meade Middle School
- Stacey Walczak, Seven Oaks Elementary School
- Jessica Howell, Manor View Elementary School
- Susan Marie Sheehy, Millersville Elementary School
Five finalists for the Teacher of the Year honor will be announced in February and the winner will be revealed at a banquet on April 11.