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Information & Requirements for Teacher of the Year Nominees

Congratulations on being nominated for County Teacher of the Year! Here you’ll find an overview of the process, your requirements, and helpful materials.

You may want to first read the About section of our website to learn what we’re looking for in a Maine Teacher of the Year. Then you should check out our timeline below. It’s dynamic: when you click on a date, you’ll get more information that will help you prepare and submit your materials on schedule. 

There are four distinct phases to the selection of the Maine Teacher of the Year, which are detailed below:

Here are the next steps you’ll need to be aware of:

Then the CTOYs begin preparing for the State Teacher of the Year process. It may sound like a lot of work, but every candidate will have the support of a mentor experienced in the process, as well as your colleagues in your home district. This process is designed by teachers to provide a professional learning opportunity for the candidates.

Good luck, congratulations again on your nomination, and thanks for your commitment to Maine students!