Maine DOE honors the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

   On Friday evening, May 19th, Maine DOE honored the four state finalists for the 2016 Presidential Award for Excellence in Teaching Mathematics and Science (PAEMST) with a dinner held at the Maple Hill Farm Inn located in Hallowell.  Shari Templeton, Maine DOE Science and Technology Specialist, and Michele Mailhot, Maine DOE Mathematics Specialist, planned … Continue reading Maine DOE honors the 2016 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

2017 Maine Curriculum Leader of the Year announced

The Maine Curriculum Leaders’ Association recently selected Becky Brown, Director of Curriculum, Assessment and Instruction in South Portland as Maine's 2017 Curriculum Leader of the Year. Nominated by her superintendent Ken Kunin, Brown is described as “a forward thinking, reflective district and state leader in the move to proficiency-based learning. To read more about Maine’s … Continue reading 2017 Maine Curriculum Leader of the Year announced

Nominations being accepted for 2017 MAHPERD Teachers of the Year

Nominations are being accepted for the 2017 Maine Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MAHPERD) Teachers of the Year awards. Maine educators in the following categories are eligible for consideration: Elementary Physical Education Teacher, Middle Level Physical Education Teacher, Secondary Physical Education Teacher, Adapted Physical Education Teacher, Health Education Teacher, Recreation Teacher/Leader, and Dance … Continue reading Nominations being accepted for 2017 MAHPERD Teachers of the Year

Yarmouth takes grand prize in Farm to School Cook-off

Whole grain crepes, a wild blueberry kelp smoothie, granola encrusted French toast and fish tacos were featured on the menu as the top two teams of school food service staff faced off at Freeport High School on April 26. This was the final round of the 2nd Annual Maine Farm to School Cook-off, sponsored by … Continue reading Yarmouth takes grand prize in Farm to School Cook-off

Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher among top 25 semi-finalists nationwide for Music Educator of the Year

Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher Amy Delorge was recently named a top 25 semi-finalist from a field of 2,000 nominees nationwide for Music Educator of the Year.  The winner will be named on December 15, 2016 at the Chicago Midwest International Band Clinic. “It is an honor to be considered among those who make such … Continue reading Biddeford Middle School Music Teacher among top 25 semi-finalists nationwide for Music Educator of the Year

Vicki Kimball Named CTE Teacher of the Year

On Oct. 7, during a statewide learning conference at Lewiston Regional Technical Center, Vicki Kimball was named Maine’s Career and Technical Education (CTE) Teacher of the Year. She accepted the award in front of nearly 500 colleagues. Kimball instructs the Commercial Truck Driving Program for Tri-County Technical Center.  Over the past three years, she has grown … Continue reading Vicki Kimball Named CTE Teacher of the Year

Skowhegan Area Middle School Reading Interventionist named Maine’s 2017 Teacher of the Year

In a surprise assembly at MSAD 54’s Skowhegan Area Middle School (SAMS) on Thursday, Oct. 13, Maine State Board of Education Chair Martha Harris announced Tammy Ranger had been chosen from a field of 300 nominees as Maine’s 2017 Teacher of the Year. The seventh-and eighth-grade reading intervention teacher is described by her students as … Continue reading Skowhegan Area Middle School Reading Interventionist named Maine’s 2017 Teacher of the Year