Do you know a great teacher? Someone who inspires students? A teacher who is a leader in the profession? Here is your chance to nominate them for County Teacher of the Year!
Starting January 19, the Maine Teacher of the Year program will begin accepting 2015 County Teachers of the Year nominations, one of whom will be selected as the 2016 Maine Teacher of the Year.
Anyone can nominate a teacher. Teachers may self nominate, be nominated by a student, co-worker, parent, administrator, school or district committee or friend. To recognize a teacher's role in engaging his/her students positively to improve student achievement click here to nominate a teacher to use the online nomination form, or visit any Bangor Savings Bank branch to pick up a nomination form. Deadline for nominations is 5:00 p.m. on February 20, 2015.
The Maine Teacher of the Year Program begins with your nomination of a teacher from a Maine traditional or charter public school. From those nominees, one exemplary teacher from each of the 16 Maine counties will be selected as a 2015 Maine County Teacher of the Year. From the 16 County Teachers of the Year, 8 semi-finalists are selected. The field is narrowed to 3 state finalists, one of whom will be announced by the Department of Education as the 2016 Maine State Teacher of the Year at a surprise school assembly in the fall of 2015. The Maine State Teacher of the Year represents Maine at the national level and becomes eligible for the National Teacher of the Year award.
Visit the Maine Teacher of the Year website for more information.