MEDIA ADVISORY: 2017 Maine County Teachers of the Year to be announced 5/11 at 2pm

CONTACT: Rachel Paling (207) 624-6747 or

What: 16 Maine teachers will be announced and honored as part of the Maine Department of Education’s annual Maine County Teachers of the Year awards. The teachers were nominated by a member of their community and chosen by a panel of teachers, principals and business community members.

The educators serve as ambassadors for teachers, students, and quality education and are available to make presentations to local and regional organizations. Into the summer, they will continue to participate in an intensive State Teacher of the Year selection process.

Who: 16 Maine teachers (one from each county), Department of Education Commissioner, Robert Hasson, Executive Director of Educate Maine, Ed Cervone, State Board of Education, Martha Harris, and 2017 Teacher of the Year, Tammy Ranger.

Where: Hall of Flags, Maine State Capital

When: Thursday, May 11, 2017 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm

For more information contact Maine DOE Director of Communications, Rachel Paling at or call 624-6747.