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2017 Maine Teacher of the Year Announced

Tamara Ranger, Skowhegan Area Middle School Reading Interventionist named Maine's Teacher of the Year

Maine’s 2017 Teacher of the Year is Ms. Tamara Ranger, a middle school reading interventionist at Skowhegan Area Middle School. She has held this position since 2009. She has also served as a 7/8 Grade ELA teacher.

She started her teaching career in 1999 as a sixth grade reading and social studies teacher at the Margaret Chase Smith School in MSAD 54. Tammy is a yoga instructor at School Street Yoga, the New Balance Factory and the Woodlawn Nursing and Rehab Facility. She sits on the board of the Waterville Public Library and is a volunteer at the Evening Soup and Sandwich Program in Waterville. In addition to teaching middle school students, Tammy has shared her talent with pre-professional teachers as an adjunct instructor at UMaine teaching a methods course in English/Language Arts. 

Tammy earned her initial National Board Certification in 2005 and is currently working on her renewal. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with a concentration in Literacy from the University of Maine at Farmington, and a Masters in K-12 Literacy from University of Maine. 

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