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You have been nominated! Now what?

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. CLICK HERE FOR TIMELINE PDF


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:

The CTOYs start their year of service and 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 a network of exemplary educators in your county. This process is designed by teachers to provide professional learning opportunities for the teachers who participate.  

Here is a message from a 2019 County Teacher of the Year:

 "The process encourages opportunities to lead and learn, it builds connections with a network of extraordinary teachers in Maine who elevate our profession, and allows for meaningful reflection on your teaching craft. Good luck, congratulations again on your nomination, and thanks for your commitment to Maine students!