MCPS music teacher Carolyn Herman has been named Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Maryland Music Educators Association (MMEA). Mrs.Herman has taught instrumental music at Thomas S. Wootton High School for 20 years. Her top orchestra has performed at many MMEA and All-Eastern conferences, as well as the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic. She co-directs Wootton’s award-winning marching band and conducts the orchestra for theater productions. She also volunteers to promote music education by managing the All-State Orchestra and as a member of the Montgomery County Music Educators Association (MCMEA). She has spent her entire 30-year career in MCPS.