Fifteen Maine educators named 2019 County Teachers of the Year were recently honored at the State Capitol, as reported by the Daily Bulldog. The University of Maine at Farmington is proud to announce that of the complete list of 16 Maine County Teachers of the Year for 2019, four are UMF graduates.
Franklin County: Robert Taylor, Class of 1989
Somerset County: Katherine Bertini, Class of 1991
Waldo County: Ashley Reynolds, Class of 2006
York County: Ethel Atkinson, Class or 1992
The next step in the Maine Teacher of the Year Award process will be to narrow the field to eight semi-finalists who will begin working on their professional portfolios, which is a component of the National Teacher of the Year process. After the portfolio review and presentations to a select panel, the field will be narrowed to three finalists. In October, the 2020 Maine Teacher of the Year will be selected after a school site visit and final interview.
The Maine Teacher of the Year Award process is overseen by Educate Maine, an organization that advocates and studies educational policy and practice, on behalf of the Maine Department of Education.