For good reason, the University of Maine at Farmington is considered one of New England’s premier schools for preparing outstanding teachers. In fact, it was founded more than 150 years ago as Maine’s FIRST public institution of higher education, a school dedicated to preparing future teachers.
Bright From the Start: The Best Educators Begin at Farmington.
- Maine 2017 Elementary Principal of the Year, Jennifer McGee ’86, is a UMF Education graduate.
- Maine 2017 Teacher of the Year, Tammy Ranger ’99, is a UMF Education graduate.
- Maine 2015 Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Dorman ’93, is a UMF Education graduate.
- Maine 2015 Elementary School Principal of the Year, Tracy Williams ’82, is a UMF Education graduate.
- Maine 2014 Elementary School Principal of the Year, Melanie Ellsworth ’84, is a UMF Education graduate.
- Since 2006 seven UMF Education graduates have been named Maine Teacher of the Year.
- UMF Education graduates have received the U.S. Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
- UMF Education graduates received the prestigious Milken Family Foundation Educator Award.
- UMF Education graduates have been named Maine History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehman Institute of America.
- A UMF Education graduate is an Adult Space Camp graduate and earned certification at the Google Teacher Academy in London.
- A UMF Education graduate received a National Science Foundation (NSF) award.
- A UMF Education graduate received the prestigious 2014 Apple Design Award at Apple’s annual Worldwide Developer Conference.
- UMF was featured as a Newsweek.com Great Teaching School in 2015 and 2014.
UMF Education graduates work in schools across Maine, throughout the U.S., and around the world.
A recent survey found 17 percent of all teachers in Maine schools hold a UMF degree.
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