2016 Maine Teacher of the Year: Talya Edlund

Talya Edlund PictureTalya Edlund is a third-grade teacher at Pond Cove Elementary School in Cape Elizabeth. She has held this position since 2004. She has also served as a literacy teacher and team leader. She started her teaching career as a second-and third-grade teacher at P.S. 23 Carter Woodson School in Brooklyn, N.Y. Her first teaching position in Maine was as the program coordinator for Project Safe and Smart at Lincoln Middle School in Portland. For two years, Talya as an adjunct instructor at Southern Maine Community College teaching college prep reading to English language learners. Ms. Edlund holds a Bachelor of Arts in Humanities from the University of Michigan and a Masters of Science in Elementary Education from Brooklyn College.

Ms. Edlund is also the 2015 Cumberland County Teacher of the Year.

NOTE: Information current at time of award.