Finalists for Maine’s 2015 Teacher of the Year were visited by the Maine Teacher of the Year state review panel last week. As part of the 2015 Maine Teacher of the Year review process, the panel spoke with each candidate’s district administrators, fellow teachers, students and parents. The teachers will participate in their final interview with panel members this week–the last step of the determination process. Once decided, the 2015 Maine Teacher of the Year will be announced at a surprise event by the end of October.
2015 Maine Teacher of the Year finalists include:
- Skip Crosby, Spanish teacher at Poland Regional High School, and 2014 Androscoggin County Teacher of the Year
- Sarah Reynolds, fourth grade teacher at Cascade Brook School, Farmington, and 2014 Franklin County Teacher of the Year
- Vicky Grotton, prekindergarten teacher at Glenburn School, and 2014 Penobscot County Teacher of the Year
- Jennifer Dorman, seventh and eighth grade special education and reading intervention teacher at Skowhegan Area Middle School, and 2014 Somerset County Teacher of the Year
The Maine Teacher of the Year is a program of the Maine DOE that since 2013 has been administered by Educate Maine, a business-led organization whose mission is to champion college, career readiness and increased education attainment. Funding for the program is generously provided through Educate Maine by Hannaford, Geiger and Bangor Savings Bank with support from the State Board of Education and the Maine State Teacher of the Year Association.
The current Maine Teacher of the Year is Karen MacDonald, an English language arts teacher at Portland’s King Middle School.
For more information about the Maine Teacher of the Year program, visit www.maine.gov/doe/toy.