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Meet the
2020 County
Teachers
of the Year
Meet the
2020 Teacher
of the Year!
NOMINATE YOUR TEACHER
OF THE YEAR

HONORING THOSE WHO DO MORE 
THAN ANYONE ELSE TO EDUCATE MAINE.

The classroom teacher is the backbone of the American educational system. The Maine Teacher of the Year program honors the contributions and elevates the voice of Maine’s classroom teachers. The 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 to expect from 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 today!

OUR MISSION

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

2021 Maine Teacher of the Year

Cindy Soule
Cindy Soule

“I’m really overwhelmed with a myriad of emotions, but what I feel most is a deep sense of pride – pride in our school, pride in the learning community we have created together and pride in the fact that the reason I was selected as Maine Teacher of the Year stems from the work we have collectively accomplished across Portland schools together"

Cindy Soule is a 4th grade teacher at the Gerald A. Talbot Community School in Portland, Maine.  

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We are accepting nominations for 2021 County Teachers of the Year.

Whether you’re a student who’s learned from a great teacher, a colleague, administrator, parent or an interested member of the community, here’s your chance to recognize one of Maine’s classroom stars.

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