Educator Recognition

Maine is home to countless educators who make a difference in the lives of students everyday. Educators who go above and beyond in their work to engage students, inspire colleagues, and strive to improve their practice deserve to be highlighted and celebrated. 

The Maine DOE supports and/or sponsors several award programs that recognize Maine's great educators, including: 

  • Maine Teacher of the Year
  • Milken Awards
  • Maine History Teacher of the Year
  • Maine Educator Talent Pool

(Find links to these awards in the left-hand navigation)

In addition to the awards that the Maine DOE supports or sponsors, there are a variety of other educator award programs and opportunities available nation-wide.


Emily (Gribben) Doughty   
Educator Effectiveness Coordinator
Maine Department of Education 
(207) 624-6748  

Tamara Ranger
Educator Excellence Coordinator
Maine Department of Education
(207) 592-1347