CRISFIELD - As the Crisfield High School marching band played “Never Gonna Give You Up,” Somerset County Teacher of the Year J. Logan Webster became the fourth top teacher since 2018 to receive a vehicle to use for one school year courtesy of the Hertrich Family of Automobile Dealerships and Somerset County Public Schools.
After arriving in Crisfield Friday afternoon (Sept. 10) on the ruse of having a meeting, when Mr. Webster exited the building the band was playing and he was congratulated by former associates, students and central office leaders including former school principal Tony Bevilacqua, now a supervisor of instruction, Director of Schools Tracie Bartemy, and Superintendent of Schools Dr. John Gaddis.
Hertrich officials Courtney Hastings and Clarence Campbell were also on hand, but Mr. Campbell, the sales manager in Pocomoke City, had to take the car back until Mr. Webster has it insured.
Mr. Webster was a social studies and government teacher in Crisfield for six years when he was named Teacher of the Year last spring, but he is now an instructional facilitator and AP teacher at Washington High School.
In addition to the vehicle - which has "Somerset County Teacher of the Year" on the back - is Mr. Webster's picture on a billboard that is now in place south of Washington High.
Mr. Webster succeeded 2020 Teacher of the Year Lauren Beauchamp, a kindergarten teacher at Woodson Elementary School. While a candidate for Maryland Teacher of the Year, Mr. Webster was not among the finalists.