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County Teachers of the Year nominations are open

Jan 14, 2020

Portland — The Maine Teacher of the Year program is accepting nominations for the Maine 2020 County Teachers of the Year award.

To be considered for the award, teachers must hold the appropriate professional certification for their position, be employed by a Maine public school, including a public charter school, career and technical center, or a publicly supported secondary school (a private school that enrolls 60 percent or more publicly-funded students, sometimes referred to as "town academies”), be actively teaching students at least 50 percent of full-time at the time of nomination and during the year of recognition, have been teaching for a minimum of five years - three of which are in Maine, and remain teaching in the County for which they are selected during year of recognition.

Teacher is defined as a person who provides classroom instruction to students in a general education, special education or career and technical education program. It does not include adult education instructors or persons defined as "educational specialists" in State Board of Education Rule Chapter 115, section 2.20.

The Maine Teacher of the Year program is administered by Educate Maine in partnership with the Maine Department of Education. Contact Dolly Sullivan if you have questions or want more information on the process and the program.

Nominations, which are due by 5 p.m. on Feb. 3, can be submitted here.

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