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”).

 

Tamara Ranger: 2017 Teacher of the Year Tamara Ranger

 

Tamara Ranger is a seventh and eighth grade English language arts teacher at Skowhegan Area Middle School.  She was named Maine's 2017 Teacher of the Year at a surprise, all-school assembly in October 2016; she is also the 2016 Penobscot County Yeacher of the Year. Ms. Ranger''s duties as Teacher of the Year run Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2017.

 

 

 


Selecting the Maine Teacher of the Year

Educate Maine manages Maine's Teacher of the Year program and the selection of the 16 County Teachers of the Year and subsequent Maine Teacher of the Year on behalf of the Maine Department of Education. The nomination period is closed for the selection of the 2017 County Teachers of the Year.

The selection process starts with the nomination of an eligible teacher for one of the 16 County Teacher of the Year positions -- 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". Eligible teachers may self-nominate, be nominated by a student, co-worker, administrator, school or district committee, friend or family member to be considered for the award.

 

Resources for Nominees


Program Information & Sponsors

The Maine Teacher of the Year program is managed by Educate Maine in partnership with 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. View the Maine Teacher of the Year program overview here.

Since 1994, the Teacher of the Year program has received generous financial support from Hannaford. Other corporate sponsors include: Bangor Savings Bank, Geiger and Dead River.

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