If you would like to nominate an educator to become the Maine Teacher of the Year, you have until January 31 to submit the online form below.
State finalists will be announced in August. The overall winner will be recognized at a gala held in the fall.
Nominations will be accepted from students, parents, school administrators, colleagues, college faculty members, and associations (self-nominations and nominations from family members are not accepted).
To be considered for the County and Maine Teacher of the Year award, a person must:
- Have a minimum of five years teaching – three of which are in Maine
- Hold the appropriate professional certification for their teaching position
- Be a certified, in good standing, PK-12 teacher in a state accredited public school, including a career and technical and adult education center, a public charter school, 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 fifty percent of the work day at the time of nomination and during their year of recognition
- Maintain their teaching position and remain in the County for which they are selected throughout the year of recognition