You Can Nominate Maine’s Next Teacher of the Year

Nominations accepted through January 29

AUGUSTA – You, too, can nominate the next Maine Teacher of the Year. Education Commissioner Susan Gendron is reminding the public that parents, students, fellow teachers – anyone – can nominate a teacher for recognition. In fact, the 2010 Maine Teacher of the Year, Kevin Grover of Falmouth, was originally nominated by a former student.

Any certified Maine teacher or specialist who is currently giving daily classroom instruction in a Maine approved public or private elementary, secondary, or vocational school can be nominated.

The Teacher of the Year program does not attempt to single out any individual as the best teacher in Maine, but rather to honor one teacher who represents all the excellent teachers in our State. Selecting a Teacher of the Year is an exceptional way to celebrate the many outstanding and dedicated people teaching in Maine schools.

The Teacher of the Year program is supported by the Maine State Teacher of the Year Association, the Maine Department of Education, and the Maine State Board of Education, and generously funded by Hannaford Supermarkets.

Parents, teacher and others can start the process of nominating a teacher. For detailed information about the criteria, nomination process, nomination form, and guidelines, visit: www.maine.gov/education/toy .

For more information, visit the Maine Department of Education website

David Connerty-Marin | Communications | 207-624-6880
Jennifer Pooler | TOY Coordinator |207-624-6638