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2016 County
Teachers
of the Year
Meet the
2017 Teacher
of the Year!
WHO’S YOUR TEACHER
OF THE YEAR?

HONORING THE MEN & WOMEN WHO DO MORE 
THAN ANYONE ELSE TO EDUCATE MAINE.

At Educate Maine, we believe the classroom teacher is the backbone of the American educational system. Our Maine Teacher of the Year program honors the contributions of Maine’s classroom teachers. Our County and State Teachers of the Year serve as exemplars of the teaching profession, and advocates for quality education of Maine students. 

Selecting a Teacher of the Year is meant to celebrate the thousands of outstanding professional educators in Maine schools, not to single out any individual as the best teacher in Maine.

What do we look for in our Teachers of the Year?

Teachers of the Year are committed to excellence and nurture the achievements of all students. Their exemplary skills inspire students and colleagues, and they help focus attention on the importance of public schools among everyone in the community. 

Learn more about our program, meet the Maine Teachers of the Year, follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and nominate a teacher next January!

OUR MISSION

To honor and recognize excellence in teaching and highlight the importance and impact of the profession.

2017 Maine Teacher of the Year

Tamara Ranger
Tamara Ranger

“This is a great opportunity to represent teachers and students,
and shine a positive light on Maine schools.”

Tamara teaches English Language Arts for grades 7-8
at Skowhegan Area Middle School.

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Tamara Ranger
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