The following individuals are the Teacher of the Year for their district/charter. They have been chosen to represent their school communities in the Delaware Teacher of the Year (TOY) program. The state program will choose one person annually to serve as Delaware’s TOY. DDOE is excited to recognize these outstanding professionals whose work is vital to students’ success.

Appoquinimink School District

Amanda Binkley

Odessa High School, Engineering and computer science

Brandywine School District

Jahsha Tabron

Brandywine High School, Special education

Caesar Rodney School District

Karine Scott

W.B. Simpson Elementary, Physical education


Cape Henlopen School District

Maura Johnson

Shields Elementary, Grade 3

Capital School District

Morgan Jewell

Hartly Elementary, Kindergarten

Christina School District

Carla Probst

John Downes Elementary, Grade 4


Colonial School District

Robert Poore

Southern Elementary, Physical education

Delaware Charter School Network

Diana Magaña

Las Americas ASPIRA Academy, Grade 3 immersion

Delmar School District

Sonja Warner

Delmar High School, Mathematics


Indian River School District

Haley Mears

East Millsboro Elementary, Special education

Lake Forest School District

Clarence (Clay) Beauchamp II

Lake Forest South Elementary, Kindergarten

Laurel School District

Jessica Pajda

Laurel Senior High School, Social studies


Milford School District

Sarah Simon

Morris Early Childhood Center, Kindergarten

New Castle County Vo-Tech School District

Dustin Craighton

St. Georges Technical High School, Physical science

Polytech School District

Debra Castille-Hall

Polytech High School, English


Red Clay Consolidated School District

Matthew Marion

Linden Hill Elementary, Music

Seaford School District

Melissa Pinkerton

Seaford Senior High School, English

Smyrna School District

Lauren Mohamed

Sunnyside Elementary School, Music


Sussex Technical School District

Stephanie Pegelow

Sussex Technical High School, English

Woodbridge School District

Kiara Wagar

Woodbridge High School, English