Maine Teacher of the Year

The Maine Teacher of the Year is an outstanding teacher who represents the thousands of excellent educators in Maine. He or she serves as an advocate for the teaching profession, education and students.

To be considered for nomination, a teacher must hold at least a four-year degree and be employed by a Maine public school, including a public charter school; or be employed by a publicly supported secondary school (a private school that enrolls 60 percent or more publicly funded students, sometimes referred to as “the academies” or “the Big 11”).

Karen MacDonald: 2014 Teacher of the Year


Karen MacDonald, 2014 Teacher of the Year

Karen MacDonald is a English language arts teacher at King Middle School in Portland. She was named Maine's 2014 Teacher of the Year at a surprise, all-school assembly on Sept. 10, 2013. Mrs. McDonald's duties as Teacher of the Year run Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2014.

 

 

 

Jennifer Dorman: 2015 Teacher of the Year


Jennifer Dorman, 2015 Maine Teacher of the Year

Jennifer Dorman is a seventh-and eight grade special education and reading intervention teacher at Skowhegan Area Middle School. She was named Maine's 2015 Teacher of the Year at a surprise, all-school assembly on Oct. 2, 2014. Mrs. Dorman's duties as Teacher of the Year will run Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2015.

 

 

 

 

Selecting the Teacher of the Year

Educate Maine manages the Teacher of the Year program and selection of the Teacher of the Year on behalf of the Maine Department of Education. The nomination period for Maine's 2015 Teacher of the Year is open through February 28. Any teacher, parent, student or community member may nominate a teacher by using the online form or going to any Bangor Savings Bank branch.

The selection process starts at the local level, where anyone can nominate an eligible teacher -- a teacher must hold at least a four-year degree and be employed by a Maine public school, including a public charter school; or be employed by a publicly supported secondary school (a private school that enrolls 60 percent or more publicly funded students, sometimes referred to as "the academies" or "the Big 11".

Program Information & Sponsors

The Maine Teacher of the Year program is managed by Educate Maine on behalf of the Maine Department of Education.  Special thanks to the Maine State Board of Education and the Maine State Teacher of the Year Association for their support and advice.

Since 1994, the Teacher of the Year program has received generous financial support from Hannaford.  Beginning in 2012, Bangor Savings Bank began reimbursing the Teacher of the Year's school district for the cost of substitutes while the Teacher of the Year was out of the classroom on official duties.

The Maine Teacher of the Year program is affiliated with the National Teacher of the Year program, a project of the Council of Chief State School Officers.

Maine Teachers of the Year: Past and Present

Teacher of the Year News

Contact

Dolly Sullivan
Educate Maine, Teacher of the Year Program Coordinator
207-631-3385
Dolly@EducateMaine.org